The Hush Post: Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has in a private conversation termed the decision of the Punjab government to not defend Sidhu as nothing less than ‘back stabbing,’ as per a report on News 18.
However, later he told the media that he will suffer the burden of the outcome single-handedly and alone. He said that he believes in the judiciary and has full faith in it. Sidhu said he will himself deal with the outcome of the case. “I will carry the burden myself and have nothing more to say about it.”
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party AAP has said that the Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh does not want anyone to get ahead of him. Lok Insaaf Party Chief Simarjeet Singh Bain said that Sidhu is an honest politician and he is spoiling the Congress politicians ‘party’ in whatever way. Notably, Sidhu has tightened the noose over the illegal sand mining and has been in the midst of controversy over suspensions of corrupt officers as well. And this has not really gone down well with many politicians in the Congress itself.
Earlier, in a major setback Sidhu’s own government on Thurday took a stance against him by telling the Supreme Court that the sentence pronounced by the High Court in the road-rage case against him be treated as such. Maintaining that the cricketer-turned-politician is guilty in the 1998 case, Punjab government’s lawyer also refuted Sidhu’s statement wherein he had denied his involvement in the case. The prosecution said that there is an eyewitness against Sidhu and he should be believed.
It is reported that the apex court also questioned the Punjab government’s advocate as to how the other accused, Rupinder Singh, was identified when his name was not mentioned in the FIR. The matter has been listed for hearing on Tuesday when Sidhu’s counsel will put forth his arguments.