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No question of Sidhu resigning over road rage case : Capt Amarinder

UNI India-English 2018-04-15 17:35:58

Chandigarh, Apr 15 (UNI) Scotching speculation that Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu would be resigning from the state cabinet in view of the Supreme Court case against him, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday said there was no question of asking the Minister to quit.

The Chief Minister pointed out that the Supreme Court had stayed Sidhu’s conviction in the road rage case in 2007 and was yet to pronounce its verdict on his petition challenging the high court order. The question of the Minister resigning, merely because the state government had repeated its stand of 30 years in the case before the Supreme Court, did not arise, he added.

“There was neither any impediment in Sidhu’s induction into the cabinet nor in his continuation now, in view of the stay on his conviction”, Capt Amarinder said.