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Capt trashes Kejriwal charge, challenges him from Lambi

Patiala:Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday trashed AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s charge that he was fighting from Parkash Singh Badal’s home turf of Lambi to help the Punjab Chief Minister win, and challenged him to enter the electoral contest in the constituency.

“Congress will win the elections on its own. We will get clear majority,” he told reporters here.

He said his decision to contest from Lambi “was motivated by his desire to save the people of Punjab from the Badals”.

He described Lambi as his ‘karambhoomi’ from where he would “teach” the Badal family a “lesson for the savagery and atrocities” they had allegedly unleashed on the people of Punjab over the past 10 years.

Dismissing Kejriwal’s charge as ludicrous, Amarinder said, “First he said I should fight Badal and now he says I’m helping the chief minister by contesting against him.”

He also challenged the Delhi CM to take on Badal from Lambi. “Kejriwal will know his position and where he stands,” he said.

Asked if Sidhu would be offered an important post if the party wins the assembly polls, Amarinder said “There is no deal with Navjot Sidhu, Congress doesn’t do deals with anybody.”

“He has never said anything like that (there has been no talk in this regard with Sidhu),” he added.

Sidhu’s role, and his own, would be decided by the Congress high command, said Amarinder, adding that he and the cricketer-turned-politician would be campaigning for the party through a joint road show in Amritsar on January 19.

He reiterated that Sidhu would be a star campaigner for the Congress in the Punjab polls.

In response to a question, Amarinder said that he could not be present in New Delhi for Sidhu’s joining of the Congress as he was busy campaigning in Punjab.

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