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No discussion over Sidhu's Awaaz-e-Punjab's merger with Congress: Amarinder Singh

News Agencies | First published: 21 October 2016, 15:33 IST
No discussion over Sidhu's Awaaz-e-Punjab's merger with Congress: Amarinder Singh
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Congress' Punjab chief Captain Amarinder Singh today downplayed reports suggesting his party has offered the deputy chief minister's post to Navjot Singh Sidhu. He said anybody interested in accepting the policies and programmes of the grand old party are welcome in the fold.

Singh, who met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital, said there was no discussion on the cricketer-turned-politician.

"No. There was no discussion on Navjot Sidhu. Anybody interested in accepting the policies and programmes of the Congress is welcome to join us," he said.

Reports earlier suggested that the Congress, which is making all efforts to win the Punjab Assembly polls, was contemplating a merger with Sidhu's newly-floated Awaaz-e-Punjab ahead of the electoral battle.

The ex-cricketer had launched the Awaaz-e-Punjab forum last month after his exit from the BJP.

--ANI

First published: 21 October 2016, 15:33 IST
 
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