Amritsar, July 9: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday made a scathing attack on Indian National Congress (INC) leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. BJP's Tarun Chugh has written a letter to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore over Sidhu's continued ‘absence’ from office. Chugh alleged that the former Indian Cricketer was enjoying all the perks and salary without attending the office.
“I’ve written a letter to Punjab Governor. There is a constitutional crisis in Punjab today. It has been more than a month that a Minister, who took an oath to the office, is absent; though he’s drawing a salary and enjoying the perks,” BJP’s Tarun Chugh told news agency ANI. 'Navjot Singh Sidhu, When Are You Quitting Politics?' Posters Emerge In Mohali Reminding Punjab Congress Leader Of His Promise.
Tweet by ANI:
T Chugh, BJP: He has migrated&feud b/w CM&him has caused constitutional crisis. I request Guv to take decision in Punjab's interest. If Minister doesn't want to work someone else should look after his dept. If he's drawing a salary but not working, action should be taken. (08.09) pic.twitter.com/mSJqvU7JZo
— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2019
“He has migrated and a feud between CM and him has caused a constitutional crisis. I request the Governor to take a decision in Punjab’s interest. If the Minister doesn’t want to work someone else should look after his dept. If he’s drawing a salary but not working, action should be taken,” Chugh added.
Following the Lok Sabha Elections debacle, Sidhu was stripped of his portfolios of Tourism and Culture ministries after he skipped the cabinet meeting. In the past, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had blamed cricketer-turned-politician for poorly handling the local bodies department for the party's unsatisfactory performance in urban areas.