‘Sidhu remarks affected Cong. in Bathinda’

Performance of all Ministers including Sidhu will be reviewed, he says

The Congress may have been in the driver’s seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll in Punjab, yet Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took a dig at his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu saying he would soon take up with the party high command his damaging remarks ahead of polling, which might have affected the party’s performance in Bathinda.

He said the performance of the Ministers would be reviewed in the backdrop of the results. “We will review the performance. It was not a veiled threat made by the party before the elections,” he said at a press conference here.

Though he refused to comment directly on the possible impact of Mr. Sidhu’s comments, Capt. Amarinder said “as a Minister, Sidhu’s own performance needs to be reviewed”. Asserting that Mr. Sidhu had not been able to handle his department, the Chief Minister made it clear that he intended to take up the issue with the high command. “The Congress in Punjab performed poorly in urban areas and Sidhu is the Minister for Urban Development,” Capt. Amarinder said.

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