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As Rival CS Channi's Nephew Is Arrested, Navjot Sidhu Strikes


Punjab votes on February 20 and the outcomes might be declared on March 10.

Two days earlier than Rahul Gandhi’s huge reveal on who might be Congress’s Chief Minister candidate in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu launched a direct assault right this moment at his rival Charanjit Singh Channi and stated the get together should select somebody “sincere and with a clear monitor document” – a big alternative of phrases on a day Mr Channi noticed a relative arrested for corruption.

Navjot Sidhu additionally burdened that any Chief Minister alternative ought to have the backing of a minimum of 60 MLAs.

“In case you select somebody devoid of ethical authority, devoid of ethics or somebody who’s dishonest and a part of some corruption and mafia, then folks will vote for change and bury you want a mooli,” the Punjab Congress chief advised BoardingFlight in an unique interview.

“We’d like an sincere candidate. Your future is determined by what you select. It’s alternative, not likelihood that determines your future. A ‘mafia-type particular person’ can not implement your programmes. An individual who himself is mafia protector-in-chief, how can he crack down on the mafia?” Mr Sidhu stated.

Mr Sidhu is competing with Chief Minister Channi within the race to be declared the Congress’s presumptive Chief Minister for Punjab.

This morning, information emerged that Mr Channi’s nephew Bhupendra Singh “Honey” had been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in an unlawful sand-mining case.

Mr Sidhu, making a case for himself, stated any Chief Minister alternative would wish to have ethical authority and a 17-year monitor document.

“I am unable to name myself a CM candidate. However how many individuals do you see which can be celebrities and have received six elections?” he stated.

“Solely folks can select the Chief Minister. The voice of the folks is the voice of God. I can say that I’m not answerable for what others do however Navjot Singh Sidhu chawanni rawadar nahin hai (Navjot Sidhu isn’t any small fry)”.

Requested whether or not he would settle for no matter his get together determined, Mr Sidhu stated: “There is no such thing as a query of my accepting or not. It’s whether or not folks will settle for it. Whoever your chief is might want to have the assist of 60 MLAs. Everybody cannot develop into Chief Minister. How will you develop into CM with out MLAs?”

The remark comes a day after one other Punjab Congress chief, Sunil Jakhar, was heard saying in a video {that a} majority of MLAs had backed him for the highest submit after the Congress sacked Amarinder Singh in September.

On Mr Jakhar’s listing, Mr Sidhu ranked on the backside with the assist of solely six MLAs, barely above Mr Channi (two MLAs).

Punjab votes on February 20 and the outcomes might be declared on March 10.

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