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Punjab government diverting funds: Sidhu

Published: 06th September 2013 09:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2013 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

A day after he returned to his Amritsar constituency after a year, cricketer-turned-BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu flayed the SAD-BJP Govt in Punjab for “scuttling” his projects, an allegation CM Parkash Singh Badal dismissed as an internal matter of the BJP.

“I feel like an MP of the Opposition party,” Sidhu said on Thursday. He further hit out at the govt, saying the Chief Minister had diverted funds meant for development work in Amritsar and other cities.

Sidhu said all his projects were in full swing before the Assembly elections, but all of them came to a standstill after the elections. Despite the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the state govt was not funding his projects and  the funds were being diverted, he alleged.

“I won’t let any more money to be diverted from the Amritsar Improvement Trust Funds,” Sidhu said. Though Sidhu criticised Badal’s govt, he said the CM was like a father figure for him.

Sidhu said his absence from the LS constituency was because he had to live in Mumbai to earn a living.

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