Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu took on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday over his party’s five nominees for the Rajya Sabha polls, saying that except for former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, the rest of the nominations are a “betrayal to Punjab”. The Aam Aadmi party nominated former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, founder of Lovely Professional University Ashok Mittal, AAP MLA Raghav Chadha, IIT Delhi Faculty of Sandeep Pathak and industrialist Sanjeev Arora for the March 31 Rajya Sabha polls.

All five of the party’s nominees had submitted their nomination papers to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha complex here on Monday.

“New batteries for the Delhi remote, it’s flashing….. Harbhajan is an exception, the rest are batteries and treachery to Punjab! @ArvindKejriwal,” Sidhu said in a tweet.

The term of five Rajya Sabha members from Punjab — Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Shiromani Akali Dal), Partap Singh Bajwa (Congress), Shwait Malik (BJP), Naresh Gujral (SAD) and Shamsher Singh Dullo (Congress) — is coming to an end April 9

Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal had criticized the AAP on Monday over the Senate nominations.

Congress MLA Sukhpal Khaira had said that the five nominations announced by AAP were not only disappointing but also clearly marked by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Khaira had said that he was under the impression that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann would look after some prominent personalities from Punjab in Rajya Sabha so that they could take up the various issues related to Punjab effectively.

However, it appeared that with the appointment of Raghav Chadha, Sandeep Pathak, Ashok Mittal, Sanjiv Arora and Harbhajan Singh, the newly elected prime minister of Punjab “completely surrendered” the interests of Punjab, Khaira had said.

The SAD had said that the AAP had dealt the first blow to Punjab and Punjabiat by nominating “outsiders rank” to the Rajya Sabha, thereby “betraying” the people of the state who had taken them at their word for a bring about significant positive change. and given them a huge mandate.

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