Amritsar: Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday began an indefinite fast against the state government as the latter had allegedly failed to float tenders for road work worth Rs 10 crore in her constituency before August 15, as per an ultimatum issued by her.
Talking to The Tribune on Friday, CPS Sidhu had said the government had promised that tenders for road work worth Rs 10 crore would be floated for her Amritsar East Assembly segment by August 15, but the Amritsar Improvement Trust had invited tenders for road work worth only Rs 5 crore so far.
She said she had been receiving calls assuring her on the issue, but she couldn’t trust such assurances anymore now. “I don’t believe in assurances as my husband Navjot Singh Sidhu had got ample of them, but the government ultimately did nothing,” she said.
CPS Sidhu had met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh a few days ago. The government then okayed Rs 10 crore for road work in her segment, as demanded by her. However, the CPS had been adamant that she would only be convinced if the tenders were floated for the same.