February 9, 2022: After Charanjith Channi, announced as the CM candidate, Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu commented, Rahul Gandhi was misled. She was confident that her husband and cricketer turned politician, Navjor Singh Sidhu, was the apt choice.
She said that she didn’t oppose the decision but wanted the CM to commit to implementing the “Punjab model.”
Before the announcement of February 6, Rahul Gandhi said, “people wanted someone who could understand poverty.” He had explained that the decision was based on people’s choices.
As per Navjot Kaur Sidhu, “Channi is very rich. His Income Tax returns submitted during filing of papers suggests his income is higher than ours.” She said that quitting his profession had shrunk her husband’s income, and she would have to return to her profession to earn a livelihood.
“Had Sidhu not given up his career, we would have made Rs 250 crore.”
– Navjot Kaur Sidhu
On Tuesday, Navjot Singh Sidhu said he joined Congress after election strategist Prashanth Kishor visited him over 60 times to convince him about joining the party. (Source: NDTV interview)
As per him, “PK said the Congress wouldn’t get over 30-35 seats. If you (Sidhu) come, there will be a swing of 7-8 percent.”
Congress won that 2017 election after winning 77 seats out of 117 seats in Punjab.
Mr. Sidhu, however, failed to be the “people’s choice” for the CM post, saying the entire story depends on Congress winning more than 60 seats.
He said, “If we have 60 MLAs, we will choose CM. If we do not have 60 MLAs, the whole thing turns. Then whether somebody else forms the government or it a hung assembly, is in God’s hands.”
So, to find whether Rahul Gandhi was misled, Congress must win more than 60 seats in the upcoming Punjab polls.
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