Sidhu refuses to react to SAD's demand of his ouster
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday refused to react to the SAD's demands for his dismissal and lodging of an FIR against his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu over the Amritsar train incident on Dussehra. SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, who met family members of the victims on Saturday night, had sought Sidhu's dismissal from the Cabinet, describing the incident as a massacre.
Anything else? No comments: Sidhu's aggressive response on massacre
SAD had made the demands as Sidhu's wife had allegedly presided over an "unauthorized" Dussehra event Friday close to a railway track near Joda Phatak with a speeding train tearing through a crowd of spectators and mowing down 61 of them. "Anything else, anything else, anything else... No comments," Sidhu said in a curt reply to the media's query on Shiromani Akali Dal's demands.
Now all demand justice, SAD's leader wants criminal-case against Navjot
Senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia had even demanded to lodge a criminal case against event organizers and Sidhu's wife. Majithia had accused Navjot Kaur Sidhu of running away from the mishap site, alleging that she had left the venue without bothering for the victims.
Let's hear what Navjot Kaur has to say on this
Navjot Kaur Sidhu had said she came to know about the "tragic incident" after she had left the venue. She had added that soon after coming to know of the incident, she had gone to the hospital to see the patients. She had claimed that she even personally treated some of the victims, besides arranging for some more doctors to attend on them.
A train tragedy turning into a political blame-game
Navjot Singh Sidhu Saturday had defended his wife saying, "I fought elections from here because of my wife. She has been working here. Last night, when accusations were being leveled against her, she was with patients." "She called me up yesterday. She came to know of the incident before reaching home," he said, adding, the incident should not be given a "political color".
300 people were watching the "Ravana Dahan" near railway tracks
Dussehra celebration was organized by Saurabh Madan, son of municipal councilor Vijay Madan and Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at the event. At least 300 people were watching the 'Ravana Dahan' at the ground adjacent to the railway tracks.