“He is a foot soldier of the party, and has joined without any conditions. He never put forth any conditions,” Amarinder said, expressing happiness at Sidhu’s joining the Congress fold.
Amarinder also blamed the Shiromani Akali Dal patron for the “ruin of Punjab”.
Rumours of Kejriwal moving to Punjab gained fervour after Delhi deputy chief minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told an election gathering to vote in the February 4 election assuming that Kejriwal would be the chief minister of the state.
On Navjot Singh Sidhu’s role in the party, Amarinder said, “We all will campaign together. AICC is yet to give a list of star campaigners of the party. We will see.”
The polls, that will take place early next year in Punjab, is widely assumed to be a three-pronged fight between the Congress, AAP and ruling SAD-BJP combine.
Calling the complaint “malafide and politically motivated,” Amarinder Singh today said the Income Tax Department had “failed to dig out any proof’’ of his alleged foreign assets.
In June, the Enforcement Directorate issued summons to Amarinder’s son Raninder Singh for allegedly violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA)
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Singh had announced his resignation in protest against the “injustice” meted out to the people of Punjab following the November 10 Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water.
Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad is reportedly in touch with Sidhu and has made him an offer.
AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal dared Amarinder to file a defamation suit against him if the information was wrong.
“How will the farmers buy seeds, fertilisers when they cannot exchange or deposit the Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes lying with them,” he asked.
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ED sources said the next date of Raninder’s appearance is yet to be decided.