North India Times

Captain clarifies his government not against Sidhu !

Defending his government’s stand in the Navjot Singh Sidhu road rage case, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh on Friday hoped that the apex court Judge hearing the case would consider Sindh’s track record besides taking into account the minister’s contribution to the society and the country in his final verdict.

Sidhu, whom he had known since the latter was a child, was a person totally above board, who went out of the way to help people in need, said Captain Amarinder Singh, rejecting charges of not liking the minister. He was not unhappy with any of the party leaders, as was being made out in a section of the media, said the Chief Minister, pointing out that he had always personally supported Sidhu and also Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar.

“Though the government could not have taken any other stand in the apex court, other than what it had been taken in the trial and high court earlier, Sidhu deserved the court’s consideration,” the Chief Minister said, adding that “Had we done so, we would have been accused of lying either now or earlier,” he quipped, adding that he did not believe in playing politics in judicial cases.

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