Bathinda: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has lost his credentials so no party is ready to take him on his conditions, said Punjab Rural Development Minister Sikander Singh Maulka, here on Saturday.
Speaking about Sidhu, Maluka who is also the core team member of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal further said: “Every second day he changes his statement with a hope to see any major party coming forward to adopt him but everyone has weighed his credentials where he stands very poor so the doors are getting closed for him all around.”
“After he ditched the BJP, the Congress and AAP were once ready to take him but without conditions, which he disagreed. And see, now he is running from pillar to post seeking entry into the main stream,” claimed the SAD minister.
Maluka was here to hold a meeting with the delegation of unaided school and college managements assembled from the whole state. The managements of the educational institutes submitted a memorandum to the minister citing that the state as well as centre governments were not releasing the scholarship amount to them against the fee of SC and BC students from past four years.
The minister, claiming to be unaware of the matter till date, assured them to arrange a meeting with the CM at the earliest possible. Earlier the management and staff of the institutes held a huge protest march in the city.
Asked about the poll survey of a news channel, which showed the state moving towards hung assembly but with Congress having edge, Maluksa said: “Such surveys have no value. In 2012 and 2017, the Congress was being showed coming to power with clear majority and both times we defeated the rival badly. So, unmoved with the survey I can commit that the SAD-BJP government is all set to form the government for third consecutive term.”
About his own party’s poll survey, Maluka said he was unaware of any such move, stating that only the party president Sukhbir Singh Badal would be in the capacity to divulge the details if such survey was conducted.
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