Congman Bajwa for taking Sidhu on board
Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday appealed the party high command to take former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on board in the fight against the “tyrannical” Akali-BJP rule, even as its Punjab unit insisted there were no talks with ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ forum.
Asserting he is not aware whether Congress and Awaaz-e-Punjab are engaged in talks or not, Bajwa said if the party is not engaged in talks, it must open communication channel with the Sidhu-led front, so as not to let the anti-Badal votes get divided in the upcoming Punjab polls.
“I want to appeal to the Congress high command that it should take Navjot Singh Sidhu on board in the joint fight against the tyrannical Akali-BJP rule in the state,” the former Punjab Congress chief said.
“As the former PPCC chief and now MP, I want talks should be initiated with Sidhu... for the betterment of Punjab and Congress,” Bajwa said.
Notably, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and the party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari had repeatedly said no talks is going on with Awaaz-e-Punjab.
However, Awaaz-e-Punjab member and Independent MLA Simarjit Singh had claimed Sidhu was in touch with the Congress high command for alliance and Amarinder “very well knows” about it.