Did Sushma reprimand Sidhu? Here is what really transpired

sushmaswarajNew Delhi, Sep 18: Did Sushma Swaraj pull up Navjot Singh Sidhu over the Kartarpur corridor issue involving Pakistan? While there is no official confirmation from the Ministry for External Affairs, sources however confirm that Sidhu was reprimanded for the manner in which he handled the issue when he attended the swearing-in-ceremony of Imran Khan.

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Punjab: Crorepatis rule poll list; Sidhu highest earner

sidhuGoing by the declarations made by the candidates for the Punjab assembly elections 2017, it is clear that a majority of them are crorepatis. Eighty-seven out of the 94 candidates from the Akali Dal are crorepatis. The scenario in the Congress is no different with 103 out of the 117 candidates declaring assets in crores.
A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 71 of the 112 candidates of the Aam Admi Party are crorepatis. Of the 1,145 candidates in the fray, 428 have assets in crores.

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Punjab elections: Can Sidhu convert the crowds to votes for the Congress?

rahulsidhuChandigarh, Jan 17: With barely 20 days to go for the Punjab Assembly elections 2017, cricketer-turned-politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who joined the Congress on Monday has his task cut out. While with his funny one-liners, he may be able to pull in the crowds, the question is whether he can convert that to votes.

For Sidhu and the Congress there is a lot at stake in these elections. In the five poll- bound states, the Congress sees a realistic chance in Punjab only. For Sidhu who has been back and forth on his decisions, these elections are crucial. Promised an early rise in the hierarchy in the Congress, Sidhu is likely to be offered the deputy chief minister’s post if the party wins the polls.

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Punjab elections: The importance of being Navjot Singh Sidhu

sidhu1Chandigarh, Jan 16: The Congress was all smiles after it roped in Navjot Singh Sidhu into the party on Sunday. For the Congress its most realistic chance lies in Punjab when compared to the other poll bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.

Sidhu is likely to contest the Amritsar East seat and may be made the deputy chief minister if the Congress wins the elections. Despite being out of action for long, Sidhu still continues to be a popular face in Punjab.

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With Punjab deal sealed with Sidhu, it is over to UP for Congress

rahul-akhileshNew Delhi, Jan 16: For the Congress it is now over to Uttar Pradesh. For the past few days the party was locked in negotiations with cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and with that being sorted out, the Congress will now look to seal the deal with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

A meeting between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh had been postponed as the former was busy finalising the tie-up with Sidhu.

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