Hours after Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu alleged that she was denied a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu has backed her claim saying that his wife does not lie.
Hinting that there is a tussle between Sidhu and Captain Amarinder Singh in Congress, Sidhu answered a question by a reporter regarding his wife's allegation and said:
"My wife has such strength and moral authority that she will never lie." ("Meri gharwali me itna dum hai aur itni moral authority hi ki vo kabhi jhuth nahi bolegi.")
Earlier on Thursday, calling the Punjab chief minister 'Junior Captain', his wife said that he should respect women.
"I was denied ticket after our CM sa'ab & Asha ji had specifically said that I can't win from Amritsar. If I'm working for party, at least don't have such small heart and brain that when you can see the larger picture that country needs to be saved from Modi and bring... My message was Captain sa'ab should respect women. You talk of women reservation, then consider them. When educated leaders like me, ready to serve others come, it's decent to tell us that someone's better so it's being done but don't deny us tickets by lying," she said
After the Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) decided to field Pawan Kumar Bansal from Chandigarh for the fifth time, visibly upset Sidhu had also spoken about being denied the seat. In Amritsar, the Congress has pitted sitting MP Gurjit Singh Aujla against the SAD-BJP nominee Hardeep Singh Puri. Amritsar constituency was represented Navjot Singh Sidhu as a BJP leader on three occasions.
Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats will go to the polls in the last phase on May 19.