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On birthday, Sidhu breaks ice with Capt Amarinder Singh

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 20

In an apparent change of heart, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his former Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu exchanged pleasantries on the second day of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha session today.

Most of the ministers and MLAs walked up to Sidhu's chair to greet him on his birthday. Indicating rapprochement between the two Congress leaders, Sidhu was asked to address the House soon after the CM's speech.

Sidhu, in his address, praised the Chief Minister for taking the bold step to counter the farm laws and said it was time to be united and shun political differences.

Sources did not rule out a meeting between the two in the coming days in the presence of AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs in charge Harish Rawat.

Sidhu's speech was, however, abruptly cut short soon after the live telecast of the CM's address on the Facebook page. A government functionary, however, said the Speaker had given the permission for live telecast of the CM's speech alone.

Sidhu's admirers said they wanted to hear the Congress MLA's views and the government should have aired the entire proceedings live as it was a historic moment for the state. People wanted to know the views of other MLAs as well, including the Opposition benches, they added.



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