Chandigarh: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday hit back at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying he has been unfairly “singled out” for the poor performance of the Congress and that some people wanted him out of the party. Sidhu also defended the working of his local government department saying that no other minister in the Amarinder Singh dispensation has worked “so transparently.His reaction came after the chief minister said that Sidhu’s performance as a minister needed to be reviewed as he had “not been able to handle his own department”.
Amarinder Singh had said that the Congress in Punjab performed poorly in urban areas and Sidhu was the minister for urban development.
Maintaining that Sidhu’s remarks on sacrilege issue “might have affected the party’s performance in Bathinda”, he had said that he would take up the issue with the party high command once things settled after the election results.
Responding to the chief minister’s remarks, Sidhu said his department was a “rudderless ship” when he had joined it.
The cricketer-turned-politician said in the past two years, the department has managed to generate Rs 6,000 crore and all its projects are being completed on war-footing basis.”There are same eight or nine people who in the past.