NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Shiromani Akali dal officially lodged protest with the state President Kamal Sharma against the utterances of former MP Mr. Navjot singh Sidhu against the coalition government in Ludhiana yesterday.
Party Secretary and spokesman and Punjab Education Minister Dr Daljit singh Cheema rang up Mr. Kamal Sharma in the evening to apprise him about the derogatory remarks given by Navjot Singh Sidhu in a religious function at Ludhiana. Dr. Cheema said that this action of Mr. Sidhu is intolerable and is against the spirit of coalition dharma. He expressed surprise that even when the BJP high command in Delhi as well as in the state has openly clarified that there is now issue between SAD and BJP then there should be no reason for Mr. Sidhu to speak against the SAD leadership.
Mr. Sidhu’s utterings were itself the violation of the advice of senior BJP national leadership which has recently publicly endorsed the continuation of alliance in Punjab. Dr. Cheema urged Mr. Sharma to take the matter with the party high command so as to tame Mr. Sidhu and he also demanded on behalf of SAD that strict disciplinary actions should be taken against Mr. Sidhu.
In a statement issued from the party head office Dr. Cheema said that such utterances are creating bitterness in the SAD-BJP alliance and he hoped that the BJP leadership will take the matter seriously.