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Punjab Congress Restive as Leaders Say Sidhu ‘Crossed a Line’ With Starvation Strike Risk Towards Channi Govt

Punjab Congress leaders have began getting restive over Navjot Singh Sidhu’s continued diatribe in opposition to Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s authorities, with some asserting that the cricketer-turned-politician was transgressing the ‘line’ far too usually.

As polls method in few months, leaders say Punjab Congress chief Sidhu’s social media digs in opposition to his personal social gathering’s authorities usually are not solely denting the social gathering picture but additionally hindering its election prospects.

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Commenting on Sidhu’s menace to go on a starvation strike if the Channi authorities doesn’t launch experiences on the drug menace and 2015 sacrilege instances, Congress MLA Kulbir Singh Zira stated: “The issues that are being raised by Sidhu might be correct but there is a party platform for that. He is the (state unit) president of the party and he can raise it directly with the Chief Minister rather than choosing a public platform.’’

Agreeing with Zira, another party MLA, Barindermeet Singh Pahara, said: “Every concern raised by Sidhu has been addressed, because the Congress as a party too wants to address the people’s concern. But choosing to raise every grievance on a public platform does not augur well for the image of the party.”

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Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, too, has been posting cryptic tweets with refined digs at each the current and previous regimes. In a tweet on Friday, Jakhar shared a video of Sidhu’s press convention and took a veiled dig at Sidhu for pointing fingers relatively than proudly owning blame.

Get together sources stated some leaders have been even considering elevating the problem with the social gathering excessive command. Get together affairs in-charge Harish Chaudhary, nevertheless, denied any rumblings throughout the state unit.

Sidhu’s newest assault on the Channi authorities got here on Thursday when he threatened to go on a starvation strike if the administration didn’t launch investigation experiences on drug abuse within the state and the 2015 sacrilege instances.

“If this report is not made public, then it should be answered that why the previous chief minister was sleeping for four and a half years, it should be found out why the home minister kept sleeping,’” Sidhu stated.

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