In Punjab, Congress has got a new captain in the form of Navjot Singh Sidhu. But despite this, Sidhu’s tussle with the Amarinder government does not seem to end. On the one hand, CM Captain Amarinder Singh has put a condition in front of Sidhu to publicly apologize. On the other hand, now many Congress MLAs involved in Sidhu’s ‘show of strength’ are also being told on the radar of CID.
‘CID’s eye on many Congress MLAs’
An India Today report has claimed that the Punjab Crime Investigation Department (CID) is eyeing several Congress MLAs who accompanied Sidhu to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The party’s MLAs were called at the residence of Sidhu, the new chief of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, in Amritsar. This is being seen as a show of strength by Sidhu against Capt.
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62 not 48 MLAs reached Sidhu’s house?
According to an India Today report, CID officials in plain clothes were present outside Sidhu’s house for surveillance. Earlier, there was news of 62 MLAs arriving in this meeting. But CID officials have told India Today that 48 MLAs had reached there. Of these, there were three Aam Aadmi Party MLAs who recently joined the Congress.
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‘Many tainted MLAs were also seen’
A CID official has told India Today that he was keeping a watch on Congress MLAs who had arrived at Sidhu’s residence in Amritsar. According to the officer, they were doing their duty. It is being told that some such MLAs had also reached this meeting, who are facing serious allegations. Captain Amarinder Singh had also told about some of these leaders to the three-member panel set up to solve the crisis in Punjab. There are many MLAs who are accused of being involved in the illegal mining game.
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Captain-Sidhu reconciliation still a far cry?
According to sources, one of the MLAs on whom the CID is eyeing comes from Hoshiarpur. In December last year, a notice of Rs 1.65 crore was also sent to him in connection with illegal mining. Along with this, some MLAs are also being told on the radar of CID regarding connection with illegal liquor business. Clearly, the crisis of Punjab Congress is not completely resolved yet. This altercation between Captain Amarinder Singh and Sidhu can increase trouble for the Congress. The party may have tried to find a middle ground by making Sidhu the state president, but till now there is no sign of reconciliation from the captain’s side.
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