Sources close to Navjot Singh Sidhu said he was at his residence in Amritsar and was in “high spirits.” They also said he had decided to make his residence in Patiala also functional and create some ripples in the city.
In a statement, the ministers 'ridiculed' Sidhu for his “tweet on his resignation sent to Congress President Rahul Gandhi last month, and his subsequent remark that he would send his formal papers to the Punjab Chief Minister.”
The Congress leader tore into the Badals. “This vote is for your next generation. Make Badals lose this seat for sure. Bathinda, this is a question of your pagg (turban). If they lose this time, they will never contest from Bathinda again,” he said.
Before Sidhu, the EC barred Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours on his "Modiji ki sena" comment during a public rally. The poll body also barred BJP's Maneka Gandhi from campaigning for 48 hours for her comment on Muslim voters.
“There are good, the bad and the ugly. Every institution has them. Every nation has them. The ugly need to be punished. But individuals cannot be blamed for the dastardly act,” the Punjab local bodies minister said.
A police complaint, meanwhile, was filed against the Dussehra event’s organiser Sourab Mithu Madan and former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu by an injured victim, who was accompanied by SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia to the police station.
The Khushwant Singh Literary Festival (KSLF) 2018 celebrates the author’s irreverence, but this year’s theme - Strength of a Naari - had more meaning in the backdrop of the movement that began on Twitter with women calling out sexual harassers in the creative field, prominent names among them being Union Minister MJ Akbar.