Soni had not assumed charge of his new department yet like his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu, who too has not taken charge of his new Power Department. While Sidhu is looking at the high command to sort out his issue, Amarinder has placated Soni.
“It is the CM who decides. I have no qualms. But why have those who performed in Lok Sabha election suffered while others who could not perform were rewarded with important departments,” asked a minister requesting anonymity.
The cricketer-turned-politician spent a few hours at his official residence in Sector 2 with his close aide and Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh. The two leaders are learnt to have discussed Sidhu’s future course of action.
National School Games/Khelo India School Games and National Women Sports Festival/National Level Khelo India Tournament, the gold medal winner will get cash award of Rs 50,000, while the silver winner will be given Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 for bronze.
The objectionable amount is the money on which the audit, still being conducted, has raised objections in the alleged Dalit scholarship scam in the state. The state government has not released the scholarship amount for last three years even since the scam came to light.
Khanna MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli, who is the grandson of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, said "old and traditional" families that have won elections for the party should have been considered for Cabinet berths.