Siddu’s wife held ministerial works in his absence

 In several local bodies reserved for women, it is normal practice all over the country men brings their family members and they enjoys real `authority of power’. Likewise, in  Punjab when a minister is practically went behind curtains, in his place his wife Navjot Kaur, who is a former MLA, is practically monitoring all his `official work’ related to his ministries.

The minister is none-otherthan most out-spoken former cricketer, who always love to be in the center of controversies Navjot Singh Siddu. Punjab local bodies, tourism and cultural affairs minister Siddu is practically out-of action since last one month by actively campaigning for Congress party in five states, where assembly elections were held recently. He had addressed as many as 70 public meetings in 17 days across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana as the Congress’ star campaigner

Probably no other Congress leaders addressed such large number of meetings, other than party chief Rahul Gandhi and leaders from respective  states. Even after elections, he was advised “complete rest for three to five days” by doctors as he ended up damaging his vocal cords. Since the polling ended on December 7, he has not been seen anywhere in the state.

Navjot Kaur visited the Harike lake on Wednesday, the confluence of the Satluj and the Beas, to take stock of the ongoing construction work on its banks to attract tourists. An interpretation centre, a cafeteria and car parking are being constructed there by the state tourism department.

She also held a meeting on Thursday with Amritsar mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and officials of the municipal corporation to discuss the agendas or resolutions to be presented during the civic body house meeting on December 31.

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