Punjab CM-designate withdraws security of 122 ex-MLAs

In an obvious message against VIP culture, Punjab Chief Minister-designate Bhagwant Mann on Saturday withdrew security of 122 former legislators, minister and the VIPs, including state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife, ahead of his swearing-in.

The former ministers included Manpreet Singh Badal and Pargat Singh, both of the Congress who have lost the election.

However, the list does not have names of former Chief Ministers — Capt Amarinder Singh and Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal and state Congress chief Sidhu.

However, Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur, who is an ex-legislator, are among those whose security cover was withdrawn.




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