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Happy to Have Met Navjot Sidhu, Says Amarinder Singh After Luncheon

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday mentioned he and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had some “easy talks”, a day after each leaders met over lunch. Singh on Wednesday met Sidhu on the former’s residence, triggering hypothesis that the cricketer-turned-politician could also be re-inducted into the state cupboard.

The chief minister on Thursday expressed hope that he and Sidhu will proceed to have cordial conferences just like the one they’d on Wednesday, the place they spoke so much about cricket, aside from a bunch of different issues. Each had been in a very good temper in the course of the one-hour luncheon, to which Singh had invited the previous cricketer after he expressed an curiosity in assembly him, Singh mentioned in a press release right here.

“I used to be glad and proud of the assembly, and so was Sidhu,” he mentioned. “We didn’t make any plans for Punjab or India or the world. We simply had some easy talks, throughout which Sidhu shared plenty of his cricketing expertise,” Singh mentioned, including that sadly, the media was making a mountain out of a molehill.

Taking a dig on the Shiromani Akali Dal’s comment on him internet hosting a banquet for Sidhu, the chief minister mentioned that his former cupboard colleague had boiled greens, whereas he himself partook a ‘missi roti with dahi’ in the course of the lunch. “Does that seem like a banquet to the Akalis,” he requested.

SAD chief Daljit Singh Cheema on Wednesday had mentioned that farmers had been going through water cannons on their approach to Delhi however the chief minister was holding a “royal banquet” for Sidhu. Sidhu and Singh haven’t been on better of phrases since Could final yr when the chief minister accused the previous cricketer of the “inept dealing with” of the Native Authorities Division, claiming it resulted in “poor efficiency” of the Congress in city areas in the course of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Sidhu was stripped of key portfolios in a cupboard reshuffle, after which he resigned from the state cupboard and stayed away from all Congress actions.

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