Amritsar: After Congress won 10 out of 11 assembly seats in Amritsar, the people of holy city feel that they have been given step motherly treatment. Only Navjot Sidhu, from the district was elected as cabinet minister and given a charge of Local Bodies, Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
Senior leaders including OP Soni, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Harpartap Singh have been left sulking.
“Giving a cabinet rank to Navjot Sidhu who joined Congress just a month before polls has lowered the morale of Senior Congress leaders and workers,” said a political observer.
O P Soni, a five time MLA and Dr Raj Kumar Verka, stalwart dalit were hoping to be observed in the first list of cabinet ministers by Captain Amarinder Singh. The voters of the district in 2014 general elections gave huge mandate to Captain as a result he defeated BJP’s Arun Jaitley with a record margin.
In Congress had won 22 seats out of 25 which is a record. Only three MLAs including 2 from SAD and one from BJP could win while the AAP failed to open its account.
Senior leaders including O P Soni, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Harpartap Singh have been left sulking.
The voters of district in 2014 general elections gave huge mandate to Captain