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Tenders worth Rs 34 crore to be floated in Sidhu’s constituency

Two days before BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s “comeback” visit on September 4,the Amritsar Improvement Trust will float tenders for works worth Rs 34 crore in the three Assembly constituencies within Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Amritsar | Updated: April 8, 2014 3:49 pm

Two days before BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s “comeback” visit on September 4,the Amritsar Improvement Trust will float tenders for works worth Rs 34 crore in the three Assembly constituencies within Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency represented by the cricketer-turned-politician.

One of the constituencies for which tenders will be floated on Monday is that of Sidhu’s wife and Health Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu,who had been very vocal in expressing her displeasure over grants “promised” for her constituency not being released. She had also alleged that projects pursued by her husband had been “scuttled”.

It was learnt that for Amritsar East constituency,tenders for various works worth Rs 10 crore will be floated.

Tenders will also be floated for works worth Rs 10 crore in Amritsar Central (where BJP’s Tarun Chugh had lost to O P Soni of Congress in 2012 Assembly polls); and for works worth Rs 14 crore in Amritsar South,the Assembly constituency represented by SAD’s Inderbir Singh Bolaria.

Amritsar Improvement Trust chairman Sandeep Rishi confirmed the break up.

Dr Sidhu,when contacted,said MP Sidhu was coming to Amritsar solely because of the headway in the proposed development works in Amritsar. “He is coming to take stock of things as tenders are now being floated. He is concerned about the development of the city. Now he will visit the city on a regular basis to explain to the people what is happening,” she added.

A grand welcome has been planned for the MP on September 4. “He will be welcomed first at Amritsar airport. Then he will reach Circuit House in a road show,and BJP workers will greet him on the way. He will interact with party workers,” said Dr Sidhu.

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