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After wife says he won't campaign, Sidhu shares stage with Priyanka

IANS  |  Amritsar/Bathinda 

Hours after his wife claimed that he won't campaign for the in Punjab, Cabinet shared the stage with Chief and on Tuesday threatening a "knockout punch" to the Badals.

star will not campaign for his party in his home state as the Chief has told him not to, his wife and former MLA said.

later clarified at an election rally in Bathinda amidst the presence of and that he was returning to on May 17 to deliver a "knockout punch" to the Badals.

Amidst reports that the Minister's health was not allowing him to campaign, his wife also blamed the party's in-charge for not allowing Sidhu to campaign in

"is our smaller and is our bigger and he has given duty to him (Sidhu) in other states and Navjot is busy campaigning there," she told reporters in city.

"When Captain and have taken the lead role in ensuring victory of the party in all (13) seats, then what is the need for Navjot (Sidhu) to campaign in Punjab?"

The on Tuesday headed to to address a rally for Shatrughan Sinha, the party's Patna Sahib candidate.

Navjot Kaur, a former BJP from (East), also blamed the for denying her a Lok Sabha ticket either from or

Crowd-puller Sidhu was conspicuously absent from Rahul Gandhi's two election rallies in Punjab on Monday.

On Tuesday he made a brief speech at the rally in Bathinda: "Here comes Sidhu on May 17, 'bhag' (run) Badal bhag'."

He said he would hold 10 rallies on May 17 if Congress candidate Amrinder Singh asked him to do so.

Warring is pitted against Shriomani Akali Dal's outgoing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, of former

A statement issued by Sidhu's office on Monday said: "Continuously speaking has severely impacted his vocal cords to the extent that they bled at times."

Punjab goes to the polls in the final phase on May 19 for its 13 Lok Sabha seats.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 17:20 IST