Amarinder Behind Denial of LS Ticket to Me: Navjot Kaur Sidhu

Navjot Kaur is the wife of Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

2 min read
Navjot Kaur Sidhu.

Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu stoked a controversy on Tuesday, 14 May, alleging that it was Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and party general secretary in-charge for Punjab Asha Kumari who ensured that she was denied the Lok Sabha ticket from Amritsar.

“Captain Sahib and Asha Kumari think Madam Sidhu does not deserve an MP ticket. I was denied the ticket from Amritsar on the ground that I could not win in the aftermath of the Dussehra train tragedy in Amritsar last year,” she told reporters in Amritsar on Monday.

Kaur, wife of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, said the chief minister thought that he was alone capable of leading the party to victory in all 13 seats of Punjab.

“Look, Amarinder Singh is our junior captain. Rahul Gandhi is our senior captain. Our junior captain has said he would win all 13 seats by himself," she said, indicating that she might not campaign for the party in the state.

Earlier, Navjot Kaur Sidhu had staked claim to the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat but the party chose former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal over her as he has been a four-time MP from Chandigarh.

In Amritsar, the Congress has pitted sitting MP Gurjit Singh Aujla against the SAD-BJP nominee Hardeep Singh Puri.

The Amritsar constituency was represented by her husband and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu as a BJP leader on three occasions.

Her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu, too, had claimed last year that it was Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who was his captain, taking a jibe at Amarinder Singh.

Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats will go to the polls in the last phase on 19 May.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!