Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as we speak continued his marketing campaign towards the Charanjit Singh Channi authorities, asserting that he would go on a starvation strike if experiences on the risks of medication and insults to the Guru Granth Sahib weren’t made public in 2015. Failure to behave on the drug situation was one of many main grievances of Mr. Channy’s predecessor Amarinder Singh, who was compelled to resign after a year-long feud with home critics.
“The occasion got here to energy by promising to eradicate medicine,” Sidhu stated as we speak.
“But when the federal government doesn’t open the drug experiences, I’ll go on starvation strike. We have to present why the previous chief minister (Capt. Amarinder Singh) sat on these experiences. Now this authorities must open these experiences. Not banned, “Mr Sidhu stated at a rally in Moga.
Experiences by state companies on the drug situation have been submitted to the Excessive Court docket and the federal government in a sealed cowl and Mr Sidhu needs the findings to be shared with the general public.
The elimination of Amarinder Singh has not introduced a lot peace to the Punjab Congress. With the election of Mr. Channy by the occasion’s central management, Mr. Sidhu’s aspirations for the highest put up had been once more shattered, and the cricketer-turned-politician resumed strain on the state authorities.
Days after Mr. Channy was sworn in, he expressed his displeasure on the selection of Chief Minister for the Cupboard, the State Police Chief and the Advocate Common. On the time, he threatened to go away the occasion and caught to his weapons till his calls for had been met.
The ceasefire between him and the chief minister has since been strained.
Final month, Mr Sidhu wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi outlining a 13-point agenda on “precedence areas” and guarantees made earlier than the 2017 elections, saying “the state authorities ought to abide by it”.
His strategies vary from arrests in drug instances, to the creation of agricultural infrastructure and to legal guidelines to manage the “cable mafia”.
The continuing feud throughout the Congress is being raised by the Aam Aadmi Get together, which has stepped up its marketing campaign in Punjab.
Earlier this week, Arvind Kejriwal focused the Punjab Congress chief.
“What did Sidhu say on stage yesterday … I applaud his bravery. (Chief Minister Charanjit) Channy used to say ‘I’ve eradicated sand mafias within the state and lowered the value of sand to ₹ 5 per kg’. “No … that is a lie. The speed continues to be ₹ 20,” Mr Kejriwal informed reporters.