Sood's sister joined the party in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Sidhu.
The prime minister's convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Punjab's Ferozepur on Wednesday, after which he returned from the poll-bound state without attending any event, including a rally.
Sharma also reminded the PCC president that about a month and half ago he had not only opposed Kejriwal but even taunted his own Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over freebies, claiming Punjab needed a new model.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has launched a stern attack in his former party colleague Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday, while calling the later ‘traitor’.
The state Congress chief also promised two-wheelers to girls taking admission in colleges for further studies, Rs 20,000 to those passing class 12, Rs 15,000 to the ones passing class 10 and Rs 5,000 to those passing class 5.
Punjab elections: The state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu promised Rs 2000 for women home makers and eight LPG cylinders. Sidhu also promised two-wheelers to girls taking admission in colleges for further studies.
The Congress leader said Punjab is carrying a heavy debt burden. The state does not generate enough revenue to be able to meet its total expenditure of Rs 1.40 lakh crore. It pays Rs 30,000 crore as interest on debt, he claimed.
The controversy erupted after Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, pointing towards MLA Navtej Singh Cheema, said that he can ''make a 'thanedar' (policeman) wet his pants". A Chandigarh police officer filed a defamation notice against Sidhu.
He said this remark was not against any 'thanedar' but against the whole police force. "I want to say to Sidhu Sahib that we are not cowards.
Chandigarh Superintendent of Police (DSP) Chandigarh Dilsher Chandel has slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu for telling his party workers to make ‘cops wet their pants’.
Recently, the chief of Congress' Punjab unit Navjot Singh Sidhu posted a picture with Harbhajan Singh on Twitter and captioned it a 'picture loaded with possibilities'. This led to speculation of him joining the party.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said the sacrilege attempts in Punjab are part of the conspiracies hatched to disturb peace in the state.
He also targeted Kejriwal for his promise of providing Rs 1,000 per month to women, asking him whether he was giving this amount to women in the national capital where he heads the AAP government.
Each worker will be involved and will be given responsibility, he added. Sidhu said tickets would be allotted on the basis of merit.
Netizens are speculating about the veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh joining Congress ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly Election as Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu posted a picture with him.
Sidhu said while responding to a question from whom on whether he would be named as the chief minister by the Congress if it wins the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.
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.
Speaking to reporters in Amritsar, Sidhu questioned the government over the steps taken for justice in desecration cases and making the STF report on drug issue public.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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