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Updated: September 5, 2013 13:17 IST

“I had gone to earn money,” says Navjot Singh Sidhu

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Cricketer-turned-BJP MP, Navjot Singh Sidhu said his prolonged absence from his Lok Sabha constituency was due to his engagements in Mumbai to earn money. File photo: Rajeev Bhatt
The HIndu Cricketer-turned-BJP MP, Navjot Singh Sidhu said his prolonged absence from his Lok Sabha constituency was due to his engagements in Mumbai to earn money. File photo: Rajeev Bhatt

An NGO launched a poster campaign for the "missing" Sidhu and announced a reward of Rs.2 lakh for bringing him back to his constituency.

Cricketer-turned-BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday returned to Amritsar after a year. He said his prolonged absence from his Lok Sabha constituency was due to his engagements in Mumbai to earn money.

“I am an honest man and I will tell you the truth. I went to Mumbai to earn money and that’s the reason I could not come here,” he told reporters.

“Now I am available full-time for my voters,” he added.

Mr. Sidhu along with his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu visited the city after landing at the airport where he was welcomed by his supporters.

The former cricketer was taken to his constituency in a procession organised by the party workers.

Mr. Sidhu met the district administrators, including the Mayor and the Deputy Commissioner, and took stock of ongoing developmental works.

Local MLA and Congress leader Raj Kumar Verka slammed Sidhu saying he was “fooling” the people by arriving here ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. “He has broken the people’s trust. He is a fugitive whom the residents will never believe,” Mr. Verka said.

In a statement here, the National Commission for SC and ST chairman described Sidhu as a “fugitive” for the people of Amritsar.

Last week, an NGO launched a poster campaign for the “missing” Sidhu and announced a reward of Rs.2 lakh for bringing him back to his constituency.

I think Mr Sidhu shouldn't have stepped into politics if he was not settled with his financial condition or should have left the earning source outside his constituence and create a new one inside his..This statement has no sense in the field of politics where voters are left all alone by their representative

from:  Liton paul
Posted on: Sep 6, 2013 at 14:59 IST
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