Capt, Asha Ku­mari robbed me of chance to con­test: Navjot Kaur

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab & Haryana - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n let­ter­[email protected]­dus­tan­

Pun­jab min­is­ter Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu has blamed Pun­jab chief min­is­ter Cap­tain Amarinder Singh and Pun­jab Congress in-charge Asha Ku­mari for rob­bing her of a chance to con­test from Am­rit­sar par­lia­men­tary con­stituency.

Kaur was speak­ing to the me­dia on the side­lines of an event or­gan­ised in favour of Congress can­di­date Gur­jit Singh Au­jla in ward num­ber 51 which falls un­der Am­rit­sar East con­stituency, on Mon­day night.

Re­ply­ing to a query about Navjot Singh Sidhu’s ab­sence from Pun­jab cam­paign, Kaur said, “Cap­tain Sahib is our small cap­tain while Rahul Gandhi is our big cap­tain. Our small cap­tain has al­ready said he is win­ning all 13 seats of the State then what is left to say? Asha Ku­mari is also a star cam­paigner.”

“Asha Ku­mari and Cap­tain sahib think madam Sidhu doesn’t de­serve a ticket. I was de­nied a ticket from Am­rit­sar on the pre­text that I could not win due to the Dussehra train tragedy. If they don’t find us de­serv­ing, why do some­thing for them?” she said, adding that Navjot Singh Sidhu will cam­paign wher­ever Rahul Gandhi asks him to. Kaur had staked her claim to the Chandi­garh seat, but the party chose for­mer rail­way min­is­ter Pawan Ku­mar Bansal. At least 61 peo­ple were killed and more than 100 were in­jured when a train mowed them down at a rail­way cross­ing on Dussehra on Oc­to­ber 19, 2018.

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