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Sidhu won't campaign for Congress in Punjab: Wife

IANS  |  Amritsar 

star and cabinet will not campaign for his party in his home state as has asked him not to, his wife and former BJP MLA said on Tuesday.

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 to campaign in

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

"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 candidate.

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

"I was keen to contest from (Lok Sabha seat) too but was denied the ticket. In fact was responsible for I not getting the ticket," she added.

Kaur was also keen to contest from against BJP's sitting

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

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

Sidhu was scheduled to address public meetings in Patna Sahib, Bihar, on Tuesday, Paonta Sahib, Bilaspur and Nalagarh in on Wednesday, and in on Thursday and Friday, completing his 32-day campaign, said the statement.

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. 14:30 IST