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Bajwa says good that Sidhu called CM 'fatherly figure'

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Amid controversy over Navjot Singh Sidhu's remark on Amarinder Singh, cabinet Tript Singh said Monday the will sort out the issue himself as he has referred the as a "fatherly figure".

Talking to reporters in poll-bound on Monday, Sidhu said, "You don't wash dirty linen in public. He (Amarinder Singh) is a fatherly figure, I love him, I respect him and will sort it out myself."

Tript Singh Bajwa, Amarinder Singh's loyalist, said, "He (Sidhu) has said is his fatherly figure and he will sort out the issue himself. He has done a good thing. There was no fight. It is now a happy ending."

had been demanding Sidhu's resignation on moral grounds after he had said his was and was an Army

Another cabinet minister, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, said the matter pertaining to Sidhu was not discussed during Monday's cabinet meeting which was held here.

Sidhu did not attend the meeting as he was campaigning in

Meanwhile, senior leader and Rajya Sabha Partap Singh Monday appealed to Sidhu and his other ministerial colleagues to strengthen the hands of the rather than flaring up such issues.

"It is my appeal to Sidhu and other colleagues to strengthen party and The 2019 election is a challenge for the party and Gandhi is trying very hard. His hard work should not be negatedThis matter should not be flared up," the said.

He said the matter should end now as Sidhu has made it clear that is like a fatherly figure for him.

"We should rather focus on giving good governance," he further said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:05 IST