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After wife says he won't campaign, Navjot Singh Sidhu shares stage with Priyanka Gandhi

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Amritsar/Bathinda , 14 May 2019

Hours after his wife claimed that he won't campaign for the Congress in Punjab, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu shared the stage with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and  Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday threatening a "knockout punch" to the Badals.Congress star campaigner Sidhu will not campaign for his party in his  home state as the Chief Minister has told him not to, his wife and former MLA Navjot Kaur said.Sidhu later clarified at an election rally in Bathinda amidst the presence of Priyanka  Gandhi and Amarinder Singh that he was returning to Punjab on May 17 to deliver a "knockout punch" to the Badals.Amidst reports that the Minister's health was not allowing him  to campaign, his wife also blamed the party's Punjab in-charge Asha Kumari for not allowing Sidhu to campaign in Punjab."Captain Saab is our smaller captain and Rahul Gandhi  is our bigger captain and he has given duty to him (Sidhu) in other states and Navjot is busy campaigning there," she told reporters in Amritsar city."When Captain Saab and Asha  Kumari have taken the lead role in ensuring victory of the party in all (13) seats, then what is the need for Navjot (Sidhu) to campaign in Punjab?"The cricketer-turned-politician on  Tuesday headed to Bihar to address a rally for Shatrughan Sinha, the party's Patna Sahib candidate.Navjot Kaur, a former BJP legislator from Amritsar (East), also blamed the  Chief Minister for denying her a Lok Sabha ticket either from Chandigarh or Amritsar.Crowd-puller Sidhu was conspicuously absent from Rahul Gandhi's two election rallies in  Punjab on Monday.On Tuesday he made a brief speech at the Priyanka Gandhi rally in Bathinda: "Here comes Sidhu on May 17, 'bhag' (run) Badal bhag'."He said he would hold  10 rallies on May 17 if Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring asked him to do so.Legislator Warring is pitted against Shriomani Akali Dal's outgoing MP and Union  Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.A statement issued by Sidhu's office on Monday said: "Continuously speaking has  severely impacted his vocal cords to the extent that they bled at times."Punjab goes to the polls in the final phase on May 19 for its 13 Lok Sabha seats.

 

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