[Chd,Pb]SAD Asks Congress to Expel Sidhu from Party For Pak Controversy
Shiromani Akali Dal Saturday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to expel Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the party for calling for dialogue with Pakistan even after the Pulwama terrorist attack in which 40 CRPF jawans died.
Though Sidhu had condemned the “cowardly” attack by a Pakistan-based terror group, he had also called for dialogue to find a “permanent solution” to end the bloodshed.
Sidhu, who had attended the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan prime minister last year, had said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?”
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said if the Congress president does not sack Sidhu, it would mean his statement was “made at the direction of Rahul Gandhi”.
The Akali leader said the credibility of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was also on test.
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[Chd,Pb]SAD Asks Congress to Expel Sidhu from Party For Pak Controversy
[Mumbai] Cine Employees Demand Ban On Navjot Singh Sidhu For His Latest Comments On Relations With Pakistan
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has called for ban on cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu over his controversial comments in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
Sidhu, who appears on “The Kapil Sharma Show”, had condemned the incident but courted a controversy when he asked whether an entire nation can be blamed for a handful of people.
He was among the invitees for the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan prime minister last year.
The Punjab cabinet minister’s comments sparked an uproar on social media, with many people asking for his removal from “The Kapil Sharma Show”.
In a statement sent to Sony Entertainment Television on Saturday, FWICE said Sidhu should apologise for his comments that have “not only disturbed the sentiments of the nation, but also have been taken as of an anti-Indian nature”.
There have been reports of Sidhu being sacked by the channel from “The Kapil Sharma Show”, but there is no official confirmation.
The reports claimed that actor Archana Puran Singh, who has been a judge on few comedy shows, has replaced Sidhu.
The actor, however, has rubbished the reports.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.
[Chd,Pb] Navjot Kaur Sidhu Seeks Cong Ticket from Pawan Bansal’s Chandigarh
Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife and former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu has staked claim to the Congress ticket from Chandigarh in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Now number of contenders for the Congress ticket from the Union Territory has reached three.
Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and
ex-I&B minister Manish Tewari have also been trying to shift his claim from Ludhiana to Chandigarh
Presently, BJP MP Kirron Kher represents Chandigarh.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu, former MLA from Amritsar (East) and former chief parliamentary secretary, submitted her application to the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee on Friday.
Bansal, had been a four-time MP from this prosperous Union Territory, exuded confidence that the party high command would repose faith in him and give him the ticket.
[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Suspends Top Bosses Of Local Body Of Nabha
As per Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu
President of Municipal Council Nabha Rajnish Kumar,
E.O. Sukhdeep Singh Kamboj and
Clerk Harjinderpal are suspended in the matter of the bungling of funds pertaining to ‘Housing for All’ and ‘Swachh Bharat’.
Sidhu alleged ,wrong payments with malafide intentions were made to the contractors with regard to the funds which were received by Municipal Council Nabha under ‘Housing for All’ scheme envisaging housing for poor families and those under ‘Swachh Bharat’.
[चंडीगढ़,जालंधर, अमृतसर]अकाली दल के अध्यक्ष #सुखबीरसिंहबादल ने नए असन्तुष्ट टकसाली रत्न सिंह अजनाला की उग्रता के जवाब में जो “नीवांसोगौरां” के उपदेश का प्रदर्शन किया और वरिष्ठ नेता के विरुद्ध विनम्रता से यह कहते हुए इनकार कर दिया के अजनाला उनके बुजुर्ग हैं और वे[सुखबीर] खुद उनके पास जा सकते हैं|अजनाला सीनियर हैं यदि कहेंगे तो एसऐडी की अध्यक्षता छोड़ने को भी तैयार हैं |गौरतलब हे के कांग्रेसी केबिनेट मंत्री नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू शुरू से ही टकसाली नेताओं को बादलों के विरुद्ध उकसा रहे हैं
और चीफ मिनिस्टर कैप्टेन अमरिंदर सिंह एस जी पी सी से बादलों के वर्चस्व को खत्म करने की मुहीम छेड़े हुए हैं| सम्भवत इसीलिए
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इसके एक दिन पश्चात् स्थिति को संभालने के प्रयास में शिरोमणि अकाली दल के अध्यक्ष और पूर्व उपमुख्यमंत्री सुखबीर सिंह बादल ने धार्मिक स्थल से पत्रकारों के समक्ष कहा के अजनाला उन परिवार के बजुर्ग सदस्य हैं अगर कहेंगे तो वह अपनी प्रधानी छोड़ने को भी तैयार हैं |सुखदेव सिंह ढींडसा+रंजीत सिंह ब्रह्मपुरा भी बादलों का साथ छोड़ चुके हैं बादल ने इस नाराजगी को दूर करने के लिए शीघ्र टकसाली नेताओं से बातचीत करने के भी संकेत दिए
बीते दिन टकसाली अजनाला ने बादल पर परिवारवाद बढ़ाने के आरोप लगते हुए कहा था के वर्करों के बजाय राज्य और केंद्र में पुत्र +पुत्रवधु को ही मंत्री पद दिए गए |इसे लेकर उन्होंने माझा+मालवा+दोआबा में अकाली बचाओ मुहीम छेड़ने की चेतावनी दी है
[New Delhi]BJP Cuts Sidhu,s Laugh For Hugging Pak General Bajwa
The BJP Tuesday accused Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu of demeaning India and speaking as an agent of Pakistan by attempting to “justify” hugging Pakistani Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and claiming that Pakistan is willing to allow Sikh pilgrims access to a gurudwara on its territory.
At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also demanded a response from Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the issue, saying Sidhu has been speaking on the matter with his permission as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already condemned him over his conduct in Pakistan during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan recently.
He also accused Sidhu of meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj deceptively as she had given appointment to former Union minister M S Gill with whom, Patra alleged Sidhu tagged along.
The BJP spokesperson said Swaraj reprimand Sidhu in their meeting on Monday for his conduct in Pakistan.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday that Sidhu’s gesture of hugging Pakistan’s army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have “avoided it”.
Sidhu had courted controversy by hugging Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan for the swearing-in of Imran Khan as Prime Minister. He had claimed that he did so as Bajwa told him that the Pakistan government was working for opening of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from Indian state of Punjab.
Sidhu Monday met Swaraj and urged her to help initiate dialogue with Pakistan on the opening up of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.
Union minister and Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, however, claimed that Swaraj “reprimanded” Sidhu for “messing up” the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor dialogue and accused him of “misusing” the political clearance granted to him in visiting Pakistan recently.
[Kolkata]Shatrughan Bats For Sidhu
Navjot singh Sidhu is Under attack for hugging Pakistan’s Army chief,
BJP leader and Loud Mouth Shatrughan Sinha said Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi had hugged their Pakistani counterparts during their visits to that country.
Sinha said Sidhu had already made himself clear on the issue and “I don’t think there is any scope for any controversy”.Sinha& Sidhu both have shared a Comedy Show on TV Also
[Chd,Pb]Imran Telephonically Also Invites Sidhu For Swearing Ceremony
Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Mr. Imran Khan has sent invitation ffor ormer cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing in ceremony.
Apart from this, Mr. Imran Khan also extended personal invitation to Mr. Sidhu on phone which was accepted in all humility by the latter.
[Chd,Pb]Pb CM Hails SC Sparing His Tourism Minister Sidhu
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict which spared state Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu a jail term in a 1988 road rage case.
“I welcome SC judgement in the road rage case against @sherryontopp. His acquittal on culpable homicide charges shows justice has prevailed. I’d always maintained that there was nothing willful in his act, and the judges have also upheld the same. Law has duly taken its course,”
The Supreme Court today convicted Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case and imposed a Rs 1,000 fine on him.
A bench of justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reversed the findings of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had convicted the cricketer-turned-politician for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and had sentenced him to three years in jail.
Ironically, on April 12, the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government had favoured in the top court the high court’s judgement convicting and awarding of the three-year jail term to Sidhu.
At that time, the chief minister had maintained that his government had taken the only legally tenable stand in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar said truth has been victorious while reacting to the Supreme Court verdict in the road rage case involving Sidhu.