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Punjab CM, Asha Kumari denied me ticket from Amritsar: Navjot Kaur

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Sidhu hit out at Chief and alleged that it was because of him and party secretary in-charge for state Asha Kumari, that she was denied a ticket from in the ongoing elections.

"(Amarinder Singh) and think Madam Sidhu does not deserve an ticket. I was denied the ticket from on the ground that I could not win," told ANI.

"should respect women. You talk of women reservation, then please consider it. When educated leaders like me, who are ready to serve are there, it is decent to tell us that someone is better, don't deny us tickets by lying," she said.

wanted to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh, but the was denied a ticket from the constituency. fielded former Union from the seat.

Following this there were reports that Navjot Kaur might contest from Amritsar, the coveted seat from where had won against BJP's in the 2014 elections. However, the party fielded sitting lawmaker from there.

When questioned about Navjot Singh Sidhu's absence from Congress' campaign in Punjab, she said, "Captain has said that we are winning all 13 Lok Sabha seats. Our aim is to oust Modi. When Captain Sahib is saying that we are winning all seats then Sidhu's campaign does not matter here. He is campaigning at all level. There is no ego there. Captain sa'ab has said he would win all 13 seats by himself."

The differences between Sidhu and Amarinder came to the fore when the Chief had asked him not to go to for Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony. The also got the invitation but preferred not to go there citing terror attacks in and killings of Indian soldiers by armed forces.

Relations grew bitter when the had issued a mild rebuke to Sidhu last year over his hug to army chief Bajwa which snowballed into a huge political controversy. Following which, Sidhu in retaliation took a dig at Amarinder saying that is his captain and that he went to Pakistan after taking his Rahul in Confidence.

Punjab, where 13 parliamentary seats are at stake will go to polls on May 19.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 07:16 IST