An Amritsar-based NGO,headed by a Congress leader,on Monday alleged that posters that it had put up in the city,criticising BJP MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu,have gone missing. The Amritsar Sangharsh Samiti (ASS) claims that as many as 10,000 posters slamming Sidhu,that it had pasted in various parts of the city,are nowhere to be found.
ASS chief Raman Bakshi,a former city councillor,said the posters question the promises that Sidhu had allegedly made during campaigning and also raises queries on his absence from the city. Bakshi said the Amritsar MP had promised to never leave the city; to turn its roads like actress Preity Zintas cheeks; of changing Amritsar like Paris and getting special status for the city.
The posters also say that ASS would give Rs 2 lakh to those 40 thieves who helped him (Sidhu) reach Delhi as MP in case they found the BJP leader,who according to the ASS,has been missing for the last three years. Bakshi also said that in case Sidhu is not found,the ASS would lodge a missing complaint with police.
Sidhu has been out of political scene in Amritsar for a long time now. His wife and Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu had stated on social networking site Facebook that the former cricketer was feeling suffocated after being sidelined in the party and was unlikely to contest from Amritsar. Dr Navjot Kaur has also been vociferous of late,lamenting that she too was not being given grants as promised and as CPS,she did not have much say in policy matters.