Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu have both been named star campaigners of the Congress for phase I and II of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The list was released on Sunday. Various quarters were watching as to whether Sidhu would be named a star campaigner after he courted a controversy in light of Pulwama terror attack. Sidhu has a huge fan following and such leaders are needed by the party, said an AICC leader.
Sidhu, meanwhile, has not been keeping well. A statement on Sunday said Sidhu was recovering from a viral relapse for over a week. After he recovered, a tooth infection set-in, he has been undergoing treatment in New Delhi. He shall return back to work, tentatively by Thursday (March 28, 2019).
Sidhu was a star campaigner of the party during recent Assembly elections in different states. He addressed 100 rallies and even suffe-red damage to his vocal cords.
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