New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu would have spoken against Punjab’s drug menace if he went to the state.
Kejriwal made the comment shortly after Sidhu took on the Bharatiya Janata Party, which he has quit saying the party had told him to stay away from Punjab.
Alleging that the BJP was trying to “protect” someone, the Aam Aadmi Party leader asked: “Sidhu would have spoken against drugs, if he went to Punjab. BJP prevented him. Who was BJP trying to protect? Shocking.”
Using the analogy of a bird and nest, Sidhu said “even a bird comes back to its nest”, then how can he stay away from Punjab.
Sidhu further added, “I would have tolerated this had it happened for the first time, but this is the third or fourth time that I was asked to stay away from Punjab.”
“If asked to choose between family, relatives, party and Punjab, I will always choose Punjab over everything else,” Sidhu concluded.
However, nowhere in the press conference did Sidhu mention about him quitting BJP, joining AAP or being the Punjab Chief Minister (CM) candidate.
First Published | 25 July 2016 1:52 PM
Web Title: Navjot Singh Sidhu would’ve addressed the issue of drug menace if he was in Punjab: Kejriwal
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