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Kejriwal Live in Glass House & Stones at Others;Sidhu

Laughing Jatt Sidhu Slammed AAP Supremo Kejriwal Over Poll Promises

Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday slammed AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal over poll promises, saying those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others .

He dubbed as a lollipop Kejriwal’s promise of giving Rs 1,000 per month to all women above 18 in Punjab if AAP is voted to power and asked him how many women have been given this amount in Delhi. 

The Congress leader also questioned the Delhi CM on how many jobs he has created for teachers, days after the opposition party’s national convener promised to regularise services of temporary teachers in the state.

Sidhu’s remarks came a day after Kejriwal accused the leaders of the Congress, BJP and the SAD of constantly bashing his party AAP for the announcements. 

In a series of tweets, Sidhu targeted the Delhi CM for not having one woman in his cabinet.

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. @ArvindKejriwal Ji you talk of women empowerment, jobs & teachers. However, you don’t have one woman minister in your Cabinet. How many women in Delhi get Rs 1000 despite revenue surplus left by (former Delhi CM) Sheila Dikshit Ji !!, tweeted Sidhu. 

He said women empowerment means mandatorily engaging women in every step of electoral process like the Congress is doing in Punjab. 

True leadership is not in giving lollipops of Rs 1000 but investing in their future by providing skills for self-employment & woman entrepreneurs-Punjab Model, he said in another tweet.

On the issue of teachers, Sidhu accused the Kejriwal government of filling vacant posts by engaging guest teachers.

On teachers and jobs, in 2015 there were 12,515 job vacancies of teachers in Delhi, & in 2021 there are 19,907 such job vacancies of teachers in Delhi and you are filling most of the vacant posts by just guest lecturers, said Sidhu.

He further questioned Kejriwal where are eight lakh jobs and 20 new colleges his party had promised in 2015, dubbing them as failed guarantees . 

On the contrary, the unemployment rate of Delhi has increased by almost five times in the last five years, he alleged in another tweet.

Besides promising Rs 1,000 per month for women, Kejriwal during his recent visits to Punjab had also assured temporary teachers to regularise them. 

This was Sidhu’s second big attack on AAP within a week.

Earlier on November 24, targeting the AAP over its sop announcements ahead of the Punjab elections, Sidhu had said people won’t fall prey to populist measures without the backing of a policy framework, defined budget allocations and implementation metrics.

He had then said true leaders do not give “lollipops” and instead focus on building the foundations of society and economy.

In the run-up to the Punjab polls, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal has announced a slew of sops for different sections of society.

Earlier, he had promised up to 300 units of free electricity for each household, 24-hour power supply and free treatment and medicines at government hospitals.

Harish Chaudhary Promoted, Harish Rawat Protected From Punjab: AICC Pb

(New Delhi)Harish Chaudhary Promoted Harish Rawat Protected From Punjab: AICC
The Congress on Friday appointed Harish Chaudhary as the AICC in-charge for party affairs in Punjab relieving Harish Rawat.
Chaudhary, who was the AICC secretary for Punjab, has also been made the in-charge for Chandigarh.
The decision comes after Rawat had urged the party high-command to relieve him as general secretary in-charge for Punjab affairs in view of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
Rawat shall, however, continue to be a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body of the party.
Rawat played a key role in bringing in Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Punjab Congress chief despite strong opposition from then chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
He later played a key role in replacing Amarinder Singh with Charanjit Singh Channi as chief minister of Punjab after Amarinder Singh resigned alleging humiliation at the hands of the party.

Laughing Jatt Still On Top:Stage Protest Against Farm Bills

Navjot Singh Sidhu Proves again that He is still on Top in the Politics of Punjab
Laughing Turban Leader Staged Protest in Vatican City Amritsar Against Farm Bills Without Support or Banner,not Even of,his own INCIndia Party,
Multi talented MLA staged a March from Bhandari pul to Haal Bazaar in which He Magnetised his Supporters
Punjab MLA and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday demonstrated a protest against the farm bills which, he said, will “ruin” the farming community.
The cricketer-turned-politician, who was accompanied by his supporters, sat on a tractor here and held placards that read, “We are united in fight for farmers”, in English and Punjabi.
This is Sidhu’s first public appearance after he resigned from the state cabinet last year.
Sidhu, who represents Amritsar seat in the assembly, told reporters that the new bills would dismantle the minimum support price and the marketing system.
No district-level Congress leader was present in the protest and the party’s flags were also missing.
Asked about the absence of his party colleague, Sidhu said he was here to protest against the farm bills and extend his full support to the farming community.
Sidhu’s supporters were also carrying black flags and placards. The MLA and many of his supporters were seen without face masks.
Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, was stripped off key portfolios in the cabinet reshuffle in June last year.
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Capt Teases Sidhu:Says His Resignation Received But Not Seen

[New Delhi]Capt Teases Sidhu:Says His Resignation Received But Not Seen
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation Wednesday after going through the contents of the letter.
The chief minister said he has some meetings lined up in Delhi and will return to Chandigarh on Wednesday.
All Punjab MPs —
Preneet Kaur,
Manish Tewari,
Gurjeet Singh Aujla,
Jasbir Singh Gill,
Santokh Singh Chaudhary,
Mohammad Sadique and
Amar Singh were present at the meeting with the chief minister. AICC in-charge for the party’s state unit Asha Kumari also attended the meeting.
Sidhu had sent his resignation as Punjab Cabinet minister to the chief minister’s residence on Monday

Sidhu To Compaign With NavJot For Transparancy In Each Municipal Ward

[Chd,Pb] Sidhu To Compaign With NavJot For Transparancy In Each Municipal Ward
Local Government Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu Addressed all the Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations, Executive Officers (E.O.s) and the Deputy Directors in Punjab Municipal Bhawan
Minister said that to make the mission a success as well as provide a clean and green environment for the posterity a multi-pronged strategy would be adopted. Elaborating, he said that in every ward a nodal officer would be accountable for maintaining the cleanliness and hygienic standards in the area under his jurisdiction.
Furthermore, the attendance of each sweeper would be marked in the biometric mode.
Information with regard to the Nodal Officer, and every other employee including the sweeper along with their photographs and contact details would also be made public
E.O.s would also conduct inspection of the wards on fortnightly basis the report concerning which would be submitted to the Deputy Director Local Government who would in turn send the same to the Director, Local Government. The minister further said that the wards would be graded on the various parameters of development of which hygiene would be the main component. Amount pertaining to the payment of salary to contractual outsourced employees would be released only after thorough verification of the bank statement of every employee that they have received last payment in their bank accounts.
This Entire exercise must be completed by the 29th of January after which he would undertake a tour of each and every ward to keep abreast of the actual ground position.
The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Bathinda,
President Nagar Council Nawanshahar and Regional Deputy Director Patiala Jeewanjot Kaur also showcased the success stories of the mission in their respective areas.

Sidhu Released Rs 11 cr for Durgiana Temple’s Beautification

[ASR,Pb] NavJot Sidhu Released Rs 11 cr for Amritsar’s Durgiana Temple Project
Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has released Rs 11 crore for renovation and beautification of Durgiana temple in the state.
Asking officials to complete the renovation work by June 30,
Sidhu said it was the duty of the government to beautify and upkeep the places of religious importance.
“The previous government released around Rs 6 crore for the project and today I have released Rs 11 crore for the renovation work. I will ensure that there is no dearth of funds for this prestigious project,”

Roopa[Dropadi]Ganguly Nominated to RS Seat ,Vacated By Sidhu

[New Delhi] Roopa [Dropadi]Ganguly of Mahabharat Fame Nominated to RS Seat Vacated By Sidhu .Sidhu Has Formed Hs Own Party Aawaaz e Punjab.
Actress and BJP leader Roopa Ganguly, who had played the role of the mythological character Draupadi in the hit television series Mahabharat, was today nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
Ganguly, who had unsuccessfully contested the West Bengal Assembly elections this year on BJP ticket, was nominated by President Pranab Mukherjee to the seat vacated by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned recently following differences with the BJP leadership.
The 49-year-old actress came into limelight with the 1988 mega-mythological serial Mahabharat, where she played the role of Draupadi. She has also acted in a few Hindi and Bengali films in the 1990s and the 2000s.
Ganguly had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015.
In April, the government had nominated Subramanian Swamy, Narendra Jadhav, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Suresh Gopi, Swapan Dasgupta and Mary Kom as the new Rajya Sabha members.
The government had also nominated Pranav Pandya, head of All World Gayatri Pariwar, as Rajya Sabha member in May but he declined it. In his place, the government then nominated Sambhaji Raje, a descendant of Shivaji, to the Rajya Sabha in June.
Sidhu had resigned from the Rajya Sabha in July, about three months after his nomination, and had formed a new front Aawaaz-e-Punjab.