CHANDIGARH: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur on Friday said her husband “gifted” the chief minister’s chair to Bhagwant Mann, claiming that Arvind Kejriwal once wanted the former cricketer to lead Punjab, but he refused. Decided not to betray his party. His claim comes in the backdrop of a war of words between Mann and Navjot Sidhu.
In a series of tweets, Kaur said, “Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, today I reveal a secret of your treasure hunt.” Navjot Sidhu. Your own senior most leader wanted Navjot to lead Punjab.”
He claimed that AAP’s national convenor and Delhi chief minister Kejriwal had approached Sidhu through various channels to lead the state.
Elections were held in Punjab in February 2022 and Bhagwant Mann became the Chief Minister after AAP’s massive victory. “Mr. Kejriwal knowing about his passion for our state approached him through various channels to lead Punjab. Just because he didn’t want to betray his party and thought that when Punjab’s Two strong leaders can be at loggerheads when it comes to regeneration strategy.” You have one chance,” claimed Kaur.
CM, Bhagwant Mann; Let me reveal a hidden secret of your treasure hunt today. You must know that the honorable chair you are sitting on has been gifted to you by your elder brother Shri Navjot Sidhu. Your own senior most leader wanted Navjot to lead Punjab 1/3 – DR NAVJOT SIDHU (@DrDrnavjotsidhu) June 9, 2023
He further said that Sidhu’s only concern is the welfare of Punjab and he has sacrificed everything for it. “You walk on the path of truth and he will support you, but the moment you deviate, he will target you left and right. Golden Punjab state is his dream and he lives it 24 hours a day,” he said in another tweet. “
Mann had on Sunday attacked the opposition parties when they gathered in support of the editor of a Punjabi daily in Jalandhar.
Reacting to this, Navjot Sidhu had said, ‘Those who made democracy a system of vigilance at the behest of Delhi, run Punjab like a pawn with remote control’ are now giving moral lectures.
Cutting across party lines, several leaders gathered at the office of Punjabi newspaper ‘Ajit’ in Jalandhar on June 1 in support of its editor-in-chief Barjinder Singh Hamdard, who is under the Vigilance Bureau’s scanner for alleged misappropriation of funds in construction. Rs 315 crore Jang-e-Azadi Memorial in Jalandhar.