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Sidhu to be Congress' star campaigner in LS polls: Party's Pb in-charge

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Known for his trademark witty one-liners, will be one of the star campaigners for the in the poll hustings, a senior party said.

The 55-year-old who hogged the headlines for his push for the Kartarpur corridor between and Pakistan, has been the "star voter-catcher" for the

"is one of the star campaigners for the across the country. He has a way of connecting with the audience and has campaign value," the party's affairs in-charge said.

The had aggressively campaigned for the party in the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and assembly elections for 17 days, injuring his vocal cords in the process. He was advised by doctors to take complete rest.

was recently at the centre of a controversy for his remarks following the Pulwama terror attack and was sacked from a popular comedy talk show for it.

Kumari said during campaigning, the Congress would target the BJP government over its "failure" in keeping its poll promises.

"These are national elections and the BJP which came to power in 2014 on a large number of promises has not been able to fulfil any of these. People would like to know what they had promised what they had achieved," the Congress said.

About the targeting the Congress government in Punjab for allegedly not honouring its poll promises made during 2017 assembly elections, Kumari rubbished the allegations saying the ruling party has kept many of its promises including debt waiver for farmers and farm labourers and jobs during its two-year rule.

Hitting back, Kumari said, "I want to know from the Akali Dal, who is a part of the NDA, where are the two crore jobs promised by the BJP government. Unemployment has reached its highest level in five years. It (questioning Congress by the SAD) means pot calling the kettle black."

The Congress exuded confidence that the party would register victory on all the 13 seats in Punjab.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:45 IST