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Thank you Punjab for placing a trust on us, says Amarinder Singh on Lok Sabha polls

Thank you Punjab for placing a trust on us, says Amarinder Singh on Lok Sabha polls

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 May 2019, 11:05 am

Chandigarh, may 25 (IBNS): At a time when Congress could not put up a strong show in the Lok Sabha polls, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh thanked people of his state after the party registered a much noticeable performance in the north Indian state in the general elections.

Singh promised that he is committed to make Punjab the number one state in the country.

" I express my gratitude to all workers of @INCPunjab @IYCPunjab @PunjabPMC & @NSUIPunjab for their support & hardwork which led to such a good showing in the Lok Sabha polls. Thank you, Punjab for placing your trust in us! I reiterate my commitment to making Punjab #1 again!," he tweeted along with a video.

Meanwhile, the infighting in Punjab politics is growing as Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked Congress High Command to choose between him and party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, media reports said.

The CM, during a press conference after the May 23 debacle of the Congress nationwide, blamed Navjot Singh Sidhu for the poor show of the Congress in the state in the general polls, specially in the "urban areas”, due to his moves like hugging Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa while visiting the neighbouring nation to attend PM Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony last year.

The entire episode had triggered a controversy last year.

"How could something like that be tolerated, especially by army personnel who are being killed by Pakistan-backed terrorists?" the CM was quoted as saying by the media.

“We lost the Bathinda seat due to his ill-timed statement. Sidhu has not been able to handle his department. We have not done well in urban seats such as Sangrur, Bathinda and Hoshiarpur as the local government department headed by him did not do any development work. He is a non-performer. I will take up the issue with the high command once things settle down,” he was quoted as saying by the media during the press conference.