Lok Sabha Election 2019: Navjot Sidhu, wife refuse Congress' offer from Amritsar

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Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife

Chandigarh : Disappointed with Congress' move to not allocate them a ticket from Chandigarh, Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife have refused to accept the party's offer to contest the Lok Sabha Election 2019 from Amritsar.

Congress once again showed interest on Pawan Kumar Bansal, who had lost on the Chandigarh seat to BJP's Kirron Kher.

Asking about their next move, Navjot Kaur replied, "Powerless couple". She said, "There was a vacuum as Congress has not fielded a woman from Chandigarh. I applied to fill that vacuum. I went to its villages and held public meetings. Many in villages are crying now. I would have loved it if they (Congress) had respected a lady trying to showcase her individual work. I had a vision for Chandigarh."

Talking to media persons in Chandigarh, she mentioned that she had left her profession as gynaecologist to devote herself to the politics. And if she cannot contest from the region she belongs, she would prefer supporting the contesting leader instead of going to other seat and fight for election.

Sidhu, who had gone incommunicado after not being allowed to speak at the Moga rally of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, chipped in. “I did not go to anyone to seek a ticket for my wife. People have fought our elections (including Kaur’s from Amritsar East seat in 2012 as BJP candidate) . And guess how much have we spent on five elections? Only Rs 45 lakh! The BJP had asked me to leave Amritsar and contest from Kurukshetra. Would I not have won? But it is not about winning. One has to later visit the constituency, buy a house, do justice with its people,” he said.