Chandigarh, April 4
Former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday targeted Union Food Minister Piyush Goyal on the issue of Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) to farmers for procurement at his hometown Patiala. About the same time, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh issued a statement also targeting the Centre while seeking restoration of Rural Development Fund (RDF) at 3 per cent of the MSP.
“It is not the first time that Sidhu has held a press conference on important issues. Today, his tone was conciliatory. But the timing is intriguing. It seems more like a fight for political space,” observed a senior PPCC leader. Sources say Sidhu is keen on the post of PPCC chief but his associates maintain he has never sought any position. — TNS