The Hush Post|2:21 pm |one-minute-read|
There is fresh war of words between local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh.
The trouble began after Sidhu gave a skips to a cabinet a meet.
Now it is being believed that the cabinet reshuffle is on the cards after the defeat faced by the party in the recently held Lok Sabha polls. It is learnt that Sidhu’s portfolio is also being changed.
The CM has already questioned Sidhu’s performance as a minister. Capt Amarinder said he did not have any personal grievances with Sidhu, whom he had known since the latter was a child. “Perhaps he is ambitious and wants to be chief minister,” Captain said.
He added that Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan, where he created a furore by hugging the neighbour’s army chief, and his remarks on the desecration of religious texts in 2015 had dented the grand old party’s poll prospects.
Reacting to the allegation, Sidhu said he had been unfairly “singled out” for the poor performance of the Congress and some people wanted him out of the party.
Earlier, Sidhu had accused the CM for principally being responsible for denial of ticket to his wife Navjot Kaur from Chandigarh.
During the campaign, he also tried to corner his own government by questioning why no criminal case was lodged against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in connection with the 2015 sacrilege and police-firing incidents.
An upset CM had said it was for the high command to decide on any action against Sidhu but the party did not tolerate indiscipline.