Hours after his wife claimed that he won't campaign for the Congress in Punjab, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu shared the stage with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday threatening a "knockout punch" to the Badals.
Sidhu later clarified at an election rally in Bathinda amidst the presence of Priyanka Gandhi and Amarinder Singh that he was returning to Punjab on May 17 to deliver a "knockout punch" to the Badals.
"Captain Saab is our smaller captain and Rahul Gandhi is our bigger captain and he has given duty to him (Sidhu) in other states and Navjot is busy campaigning there," she told reporters in Amritsar city.
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 Priyanka Gandhi 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 Raja Warring asked him to do so.
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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