AMRITSAR – With the SAD-BJP alliance putting an end to speculations of a breakup in the ties, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu today said they (she and her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu) would not campaign nor contest the upcoming elections under the alliance.
She said before reaching any conclusion, the central leadership should have taken the state BJP workers in the loop.
She said they would stick to their stand of parting ways with the BJP if the alliance continued. She said her husband deliberately avoided to be part of the campaign for Arun Jaitley during the last Lok Sabha elections here due to the Akali presence.
“It does not make sense now to campaign together when we don’t get along. The Punjab BJP workers who have been complaining for the past four years should have at least given some consideration by the central leadership,” she said.
Without naming any particular party, she said they were yet to decide whether to join another party or contest independently. “We both have yet to explore other options. A person commits mistake for the first time, but should never repeat it,” she said.
While pointing out the “lack” of governance in the state, she said they (SAD) had not been able to put a cap on drug menace which prospered due to the politician-police nexus and it was a mere eyewash exercise to catch hold of drug addicts or implicate the wrong persons on frivolous charges.