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Congress’ Captain Amarinder violates Model Code of Conduct, tweets to urge people to vote for Congress

In a blatant violation of the Model Code of Conduct, Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Captain Amarinder tweeted to urge people to vote for Congress.

Captain Amarinder’s tweet, now deleted

In his tweet, Captain Amarinder urged the people of Punjab to choose between the BJP and Congress and to vote for ‘peace, progress and stability that only INC can deliver’. However, he soon deleted his tweet.

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The Punjab state unit has been in the news for the wrong reasons during the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Kaur Sidhu, Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife, have been at loggerheads over Amritsar Lok Sabha seat candidature. Navjot Sidhu Kaur had alleged that Captain Amarinder Singh was responsible for her not getting the ticket to fight the Lok Sabha elections from the Amritsar seat.

However, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has dismissed the allegations levelled against him by Navjot Sidhu Kaur claiming that she was offered a chance to fight from Amritsar or Bhatinda but she refused to fight on both the seats. Singh added, “Ticket allocation is done by the Congress leadership in Delhi and they had denied her application to fight from the Chandigarh seat. Chandigarh doesn’t come under Punjab and thus I had no role in her rejection.” Singh also said that if given a choice, he would have recommended Pawan Bansal, the party’s chosen candidate for Chandigarh seat.

All 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab will cast their vote today in the seventh phase of polling. The counting will take place on 23rd May.

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