Punjab Congress Rift Wide Open: Captain Amarinder Singh Hits Out at Navjot Singh Sidhu, Says 'He Probably Wants to Replace Me as CM'

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday hit out at Navjot Singh Sidhu for his comments against the CM. Speaking to reporters before casting his votes, Singh alleged that Sidhu is damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him.

Chandigarh, May 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday hit out at Navjot Singh Sidhu for his comments against him. Speaking to reporters before casting his votes, Singh alleged that Sidhu is damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him. The CM said, “There is no war of words with Navjot Singh Sidhu, if he is ambitious, it's fine, people have ambitions. I have known him since childhood, I have no difference of opinion with him. He probably wants to become CM and replace me, that is his business.” Navjot Kaur 'Rejected' Ticket From Chandigarh? Navjot Sidhu Reiterates Charge, Amarinder Singh Denies.

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On May 14, the former MLA Navjot Kaur had alleged that it was Punjab Chief Minister and Congress Punjab affairs in-charge Kumari who ensured that she didn't get a ticket from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat. Talking to reporters she had said, “Capt Sahab and Asha Kumari think that Madam Sidhu (Navjot Kaur) does not deserve an MP ticket. My ticket from Amritsar was denied on grounds that I could not win because of a train accident in Amritsar on Dussehra (in October last year which left 60 people dead). Madam Sidhu cannot win, this was said by Capt and Asha Kumari.” Punjab Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.

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However, the state rejected Kaur's allegations and said the former was offered a chance to contest from Amritsar but she refused. Responding to this claim by the Punjab CM, the cricketer-turned-politician during a press conference asserted, "My wife has the courage and the moral authority that she would never lie."

The last phase of Lok Sabha elections will conclude today. The elections were held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23 and the results are expected to be announced on the same day.