Trouble brewing between CM Amarinder, Navjot
Amritsar – Apparently miffed over not being invited for the Amritsar mayoral election on Tuesday, state Cabinet Minister Navjot Sidhu on Monday said he never goes anywhere uninvited ‘except the Golden Temple or Durgiana Temple.’ Elected Councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Amritsar will on Tuesday take oath and then all the elected councillors will unanimously elect the next mayor of the holy city. State Cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has been assigned the duty to oversee the mayoral elections.
Mayors of Jalandhar and Patiala will be elected on January 25. During a press conference here on Monday, when Sidhu was asked whether he was going to attend the programme where Amritsar’s next mayor will be elected, Sidhu said, “No.” “I never go anywhere uninvited except the Golden Temple or Durgiana Temple. Since I was not invited in any such function, there’s no question of attending such a programme,” said Sidhu. “I have no knowledge who will be the next Mayor of Amritsar, only Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh knows it,” he said. The local bodies minister also represents Amritsar East Assembly constituency in the state legislature.