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On Navjot Sidhu’s comment on trade with Pak, another congressional leader’s sweep

Punjab set to go to Assembly polls in 2022

Ludhiana (Punjab):

Congressman Manish Tewari on Sunday denounced Punjabi Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu over his statement on trade with Pakistan and said it was “pointless and futile” to hold trade-related talks with Pakistan until the neighboring country ends its anti-India. Activities.

Speaking to ANI, MP for Lok Sabha from Sri Anandpur Sahib said: “Until Pakistan stops sending terrorists to India and dropping drugs and weapons into our regions via drones, it is unnecessary and futile to hold trade talks with Pakistan. “

Speaking to the media here in Amritsar, Mr. Sidhu said, “If our friendship with Pakistan grows stronger, our business will also increase. I admire the plan of our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee when he launched Aman Eman Bus Sewa from India to Pakistan. “

The cricketer-turned-politician further asked that if the Karachi border is open, why can’t they open the Attari border for business.

Responding to the possible alliance of the BJP with the Punjab Lok Congress of Captain Amarinder Singh, Mr. Tewari said: “The captain has been a leader of Congress for 20 years and the Chief Minister of the Punjab for 9 and a half years. politics in the state.

Captain Amarinder Singh last month launched his new political party after quitting Congress to fight the upcoming assembly polls in the state and is hoping for a rapprochement with the BJP if the ongoing union protest farmers against three agricultural laws is resolved “in farmers’ interest”.

The Punjab is expected to go to the Assembly polls in 2022.

In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and toppled the SAD-BJP government after 10 years.

The Aam Aadmi party had become the second largest party, winning 20 seats out of 117 members of the Punjab legislature. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) could only win 15 seats while BJP took 3.

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