Navjot Singh Siddhu again targets Channi and Punjab Gov,threatens with ‘Indefinite Hunger Strike’


PPCC president, Navjot Singh Sidhu, a day after threatening to go on an ‘Indefinite Hunger Strike’ against Punjab Government over several pending matters, again attacked the Channi government alleging that the government failed on several issues like sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib and smuggling of drugs.

Navjot Singh Siddhu, the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Friday, intensified his attack on his own government in Punjab over matters like sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib and drug menace. Addressing Congress workers meeting in Bagha Purana in Moga on Thursday, Navjot Singh Sidhu also questioned the state government led by CM Channi over the steps taken for ensuring justice in desecration cases and Sidhu also demanded that probe report on drug menace should be made public at the earliest. 

Sidhu also threatened to go on an Indefinite Hunger Strike if the State Government does not make the report public. The PCC chief also said, “Sacrilege and drug issues were the foundation of our party’s government in Punjab in 2017. It was also the foundation to become the CM. So, it is my duty to raise these issues.” Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is said to be a major factor behind the ouster of Captain Amarinder Singh from CM’s chair also targeted Captain without naming him. Sidhu said, “The previous office-bearer had said drug smuggling in Punjab would end in four weeks. The Enforcement Directorate report on drug smuggling in Punjab was handed over to the Special Task Force (STF) on drugs in November 2017 and then the STF report was filed in the court in February 2018.”

Sidhu, on the issue of Sacrilege, said “ It was the High Court of Punjab and Haryana that asked the government to produce a charge sheet in the sacrilege case within a stipulated time period of six months. Where is the chargesheet? How will you focus on producing a charge sheet when you yourself arrange a blanket bail for former DGP Sumedh Saini. What is the intent of the state government? I am often asked if Saini got a blanket bail, then have you filed any SLP to challenge it on September 10?”

Sidhu, addressing the presser, also took the whole credit for the low electricity tariff in the state of Punjab and also claimed reforms in sand mining were due to his efforts. 

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