'Hunger Strike' if Drugs, Sacrilege Reports Not Shared: Sidhu to Punjab Govt

“We need to show why the previous Chief Minister (Captain Amarinder Singh) sat on these reports," Sidhu said.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Navjot Singh Sidhu.</p></div>

In his latest threat to the Congress government in Punjab, state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday, 25 November, said that he will go on a hunger strike against the state govt if it doesn't make public the reports on drugs menace in the region and the sacrilege incidents.

Pointing out that the “party came to power promising eradication of drugs”, Sidhu sought for the state agencies’ reports on the drugs issue — submitted in the High Court — to be shared with the public.

According to NDTV, Sidhu said:

“We need to show why the previous Chief Minister (Captain Amarinder Singh) sat on these reports. Now this government needs to open these reports. The court has not barred the state government from opening the reports.”

On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference in Punjab and publicly applauded Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu, saying that the former cricketer was raising people's issues but the "Congress is hell-bent on suppressing him".

The Aam Aadmi Party convener reportedly hailed Sidhu's 'bravery' saying that he exposed Chief Minister Charanjit Channi's false promises ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.

Speaking to reporters, he stated, "I applaud his bravery. (Chief Minister Charanjit) Channi was saying 'I have finished sand mafia in the state and reduced sand prices to Rs 5 per kg'. Immediately, Sidhu said, 'No... that is a lie. The rate is still Rs 20'," NDTV quoted.

(With inputs from ANI and NDTV.)

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