Punjab & Region

Manish Tewari targets Charanjit Channi, Navjot Sidhu; says Punjab needs serious people

New Delhi, January 12

Congress MP from Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib has once again targeted Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state party president Navjot Singh Sidhu on reports that both are pushing to be named as the chief ministerial candidates.

Tewari on Wednesday said, “Punjab needs serious people,” and took potshots on both Channi and Sidhu and dubbed them as non-serious persons who are entertaining people.

Tewari tweeted, “Punjab requires a CM who has solutions to Punjab’s challenges, capacity to take tough decisions. Punjab needs serious people whose politics is Not Social Engineering, Entertainment, Freebies and NOT regime favourites rejected by people in successive elections.”

The Congress, so far, has not named anyone as the chief ministerial face for the upcoming Assembly elections as the party considers that this leads to infighting and internal rift.

But state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said it is the people who would choose the next chief minister of the state and not the high command.