Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann question CM Charanjit Singh Channi's humble background image

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

#2022 Assembly Elections, #2022 Punjab Assembly elections, #Bhagwant Mann, #Charanjit Singh Channi, #Congress, #Current Affairs, #India, #Navjot Kaur, #Navjot Singh Sidhu, #Politics, #Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi (File image)

Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur on Tuesday tore into Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s humble background image, saying party leader Rahul Gandhi was misled to consider him as poor.

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

AAP’s chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann too questioned separately Gandhi’s description of Channi as belonging to gareeb ghar, asking from which angle, is he poor.

With the Congress picking up Channi over Sidhu as party’s CM face for the February 20 polls, Kaur said irrespective of the fact that the cricketer-turned-politician was her husband, he would have been a better choice and would have transformed Punjab within six months.

Global Tech News Daily

While Bhagwant Mann was speaking to reporters in Bathinda, Kaur was interacting with the media in Amritsar.

Rahul Gandhi had on Sunday declared Charanjit Singh Channi as his party’s chief ministerial face for the high-stake Punjab assembly polls, a recognition that was also coveted by Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Global Tech News Daily

Before declaring Channi’s name, Gandhi had said, “People of Punjab said we need a chief minister who is from a ‘gareeb ghar’ (humble family), who understands poverty and hunger. It was a tough decision, you (people) made it easy.”

Notably, even Channi during his poll campaigning often refers to his humble background.

When asked if Channi will connect with the poor more than Sidhu because of his humble background, Kaur quipped, “He (Channi) is richer than us, he is a very very rich man, his (IT) returns also show that. So, it is not good to label him as poor.”

“He has a huge bank balance, which is more than us, and so he is not a poor person,” Kaur said.

At the same time, she said money is no criteria ”for putting a person at such high position”.

“I think only your particulars, your merit, your education, your work, your honesty, all these things should be counted. Merit has to be counted, otherwise, the state will never prosper,” she said.

When asked if Sidhu would have been a better choice, she replied, “Yes, irrespective of him being my husband. I would have never said so if he was not capable. His (Punjab) Model is so good that within six months Punjab would have been out of this (various problems).”

Asked if she thinks Rahul Gandhi was misled somewhere, Kaur quipped, “Yes”.

Attacking Channi, Bhagwant Mann, also the AAP’s Pu jab unit president, said, “Rahul Gandhi came to Punjab two days ago and said people of Punjab need a CM who is from a gareeb ghar,” AAP leader said.

“That poor person (Channi) who is contesting on two seats from Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadhaur has assets worth crores of rupees, he added.

“Maybe in eyes of Rahul Gandhi Channi is poor,” said Mann, asking ”from which angle Channi is poor”.

Bhagwant Mann also attacked Channi over the arrest of his nephew by the Enforcement Directorate.

“The person from whose nephew’s house Rs 10 crore is seized and the CM who admits that it was his mistake that he could not keep an eye on his relatives, then how will such a person keep an eye on Punjab,” Mann asked.

Bhupinder Singh alias Honey, the arrested nephew of Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, has “accepted” that he received Rs 10 crore cash in lieu of facilitating sand mining operations and transfer or posting of officials in the border state, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed in a statement on Monday.

Honey is the son of Channi’s sister-in-law and he is in ED custody till Tuesday.

Mann said Punjab needs an honest government which only AAP can give.

“I have been touring Punjab and people are eagerly waiting for a change and they want to bring AAP to power,” said Mann.

The ED had conducted raids against Honey and others on January 18 and seized about Rs 7.9 crore cash from his premises and another sum of about Rs 2 crore cash from a linked person identified as Sandeep Kumar.

Two days ago, Channi had hit out at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal, saying how can he call himself an ‘aam aadmi’ (common man) while staying in expensive hotels whenever he visits Punjab.

Channi had targeted Kejriwal earlier, calling him a self-proclaimed “aam aadmi (common man) who is least bothered about the interests of commoners.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

SC asks NEET-PG-22 aspirants to make representation to Govt for extending deadline for internship

Supreme Court The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the MBBS students seeking extending one-year internship deadline beyond May 31, criteria for aspirants for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-PG-22, to make a ... Read more »

Hyundai controversy: South Korea foreign minister expresses regret

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong in a call with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar “expressed regret” after the Pakistan arm of automobile company Hyundai posted controversial remarks on ... Read more »

2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case: Gujarat court convicts 49 accused, acquits 28 others

Representative image A special court on Tuesday convicted 49 accused in the case of Ahmedabad serial blasts in 2008 in which 56 people were killed and over 200 suffered injuries. ... Read more »

Protests for and against 'hijab' intensifies in Karnataka; Minister says don't give opportunity to use police force

As protests for and against the ‘hijab‘ intensified at colleges in different parts of Karnataka, state’s Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Tuesday while appealing for peace said no one should ... Read more »

Strong earnings support European bourses; BP profit shines

European shares extended gains on Tuesday after the European Central Bank chief eased concerns around faster monetary policy tightening this year, while investors also found comfort in a positive corporate ... Read more »

Dubai and India's financial regulators seek closer cooperation

Dubai’s financial regulator and India’s International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase supervision, enforcement and oversight on companies with presence in both jurisdictions. ... Read more »

Australia shares surge 1% on mining boost, Macquarie's record quarter

Australia shares gained 1% on Tuesday to hit their highest level in more than two weeks, lifted by heavyweight miners on the back of surging iron ore prices and as ... Read more »

Tech pushes Nikkei higher even as U.S. CPI caution prevails

TOKYO: Japan’s Nikkei closed slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by tech stocks as investors snapped up beaten-down equities, even as caution prevailed ahead of U.S. inflation data due out later ... Read more »

Tamil Nadu Assembly again adopts anti-NEET bill; BJP stages walks out

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday adopted again, the anti-NEET Bill, returned days ago by the State Governor RN Ravi. The resolution was adopted amid thumping of desks, and Speaker ... Read more »

2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case judgement likely on Tuesday

A special court is likely to pronounce its judgement on Tuesday in the case related to the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts that claimed 56 lives and for which nearly ... Read more »

Views of experts to be taken on vaccination for children below 15 years: Mansukh Mandaviya

(Representative Image) With reopening of schools raising concern over the safety of children below 15 years of age, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in the Rajya Sabha that ... Read more »

Budget Session | "If Congress wasn't there..," PM Modi's no-holds-barred attack on Opposition: Key Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 8 launched a scathing attack on the Congress party for obstructing development while criticising its previous governments for the Emergency of 1975, anti-Sikh riots ... Read more »

Views of experts to be taken on vaccination for children below 15 years: Mandaviya

With reopening of schools raising concern over the safety of children below 15 years of age, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in the Rajya Sabha that the government ... Read more »

Mumbai to be unlocked by the end of February: Mayor

Mumbai’s Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday said that all restrictions in the city will be lifted and Mumbai will be unlocked by the end of February, news agency ANI reported. ... Read more »

Renault crosses 8-lakh cumulative sales mark in India

French automaker Renault on Tuesday said it has crossed the 8-lakh cumulative sales milestone in India, in a decade of its presence in the domestic market. It also said that ... Read more »

HC gives 3 weeks to Maha ruling parties to reply on PIL against state bandh

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday gave three weeks to the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP to file their affidavits in response to a PIL challenging the one-day bandh called ... Read more »

PM Modi's fixation with 'Namaste Trump' event led to COVID-19 spread in country: Nawab Malik

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the opposition of scaring migrant workers into fleeing to their native states from Mumbai during the COVID-19 pandemic, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik ... Read more »

SC refuses interim bail to SP leader Azam Khan

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to grant interim bail to Samajwadi Party leader <a href="/tag/azam-khan“>Azam Khan for campaigning in the UP assembly polls. A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao ... Read more »

Why this Jhunjhunwala stock is seeing rating downgrades

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala‘s portfolio bet Jubilant Pharmova is under pressure, so much so that the scrip has eroded half of investor wealth in the last one year. To add to the ... Read more »

Vaccine protection better maintained against severe COVID-19: Lancet study

(Representative Image) The vaccine-induced protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection wanes within a few months, but protection against severe COVID-19 appears to be better maintained, according to a study published in The ... Read more »

World lauded India's pandemic response: Everything PM Modi said in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the world is appreciating the initiatives taken by India during the ongoing pandemic. In his reply to the debate on the motion of thanks ... Read more »

Should you buy Adani Wilmar now? Here's what analysts say

After a muted debut on the bourses, shares of Adani Wilmar saw some strong demand from the investors who wanted to pick a value stock at lower levels. Shares of ... Read more »

Adani Wilmar valued at up to $4.35 billion in market debut

BENGALURU – Edible oil maker Adani Wilmar rose as much as 8.5% to 249.5 rupees early on Tuesday as it debuted on the National Stock Exchange, valuing the firm at ... Read more »

Hyundai must be more forceful in apology: Piyush Goyal

The government has asked Hyundai Motors to be more forceful in its unequivocal apology, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday on the South Korean firm’s Pakistan partner tweet on ... Read more »

Budget Session: Anand Sharma of Congress, Subramanian Swamy of BJP among 19 Rajya Sabha members retiring in April

anand_sharma1_60945139 As many as 19 members of the Rajya Sabha – including five from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and six from the Congress – are due to retire in ... Read more »

Paytm's rising buy ratings signal bottom in wake of IPO disaster

India’s pioneering digital payments startup Paytm is gradually regaining the confidence of some analysts after it had one of the worst debuts by a major technology company less than three ... Read more »

Kerala HC upholds Centre bar on telecast of MediaOne news channel

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday upheld the Centre’s decision to bar telecast of Malayalam news channel MediaOne. Justice N Nagaresh dismissed the plea of Madhyamam Broadcasting Ltd — which ... Read more »

India reports 67,597 new Covid cases, 1,188 deaths

India saw a single-day rise of 67,597 new coronavirus infections that rose its tally to 4,23,39,611, while the active cases fell below 10 lakh after around 27 days, the Union ... Read more »

Student enrolment in non-pvt schools in Assam rises during pandemic

The total number of students in all government, aided and non-private schools across Assam has increased by over 63,000 during the 15-month period since September 2020, according to official data. ... Read more »

NGL Fine Chem sheds 15% after profit slumps in Q3

New Delhi: NGL Fine Chem tanked 15 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the company reported a flop show in the December 2021 quarter. The smallcap pharmaceutical player ... Read more »

Gujarat Industries Power tanks 5% as Q3 PAT slides 9%

NEW DELHI – Shares of Gujarat Industries Power Company slid 5.3 per cent in early trade on Tuesday as lower revenues translated into a nearly 9 per cent on-year decline ... Read more »

Smartphones, automobiles supply likely to improve from second quarter of 2022

Availability of smartphones and automobiles are likely to improve as chip designers expect semiconductor supply constraints to ease from the second quarter of 2022. While availability of semiconductors for smartphones ... Read more »

GSK Pharma sheds 2% as Q3 profit drops, expenses rise

NEW DELHI: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals shed 2.4 per cent in early trade on Tuesday as investors were disappointed after the firm reported a 3.93 per cent on-year decline in consolidated net ... Read more »

Minda Industries sheds 3% as Q3 PAT drops 13% YoY

NEW DELHI: Shares of Minda Industries dropped 3.4 per cent in early trade Tuesday after the flagship firm of the UNO MINDA group reported a 13 per cent on-year decline ... Read more »

Adani Wilmar shares list at discount on stock exchanges, bounces back later

New Delhi: Adani Wilmar made a flat debut on Dalal Street today as the parent company of FMCG brand ‘Fortune’ listed at Rs 221, a discount of 4 per cent, ... Read more »

Budget Session 2022 LIVE Updates: PM Modi likely to reply to Motion of Thanks debate in Rajya Sabha today

Budget Session 2022 LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress, accusing it of strengthening separatism in the country and becoming the “leader of the tukde-tukde ... Read more »

TVS Motor jumps 5% on robust Q3 numbers

NEW DELHI: Shares of TVS Motor Company zoomed 5 per cent in early trade Tuesday as investors cheered impressive results posted by the two-wheeler major in October-December quarter. The company ... Read more »

Bargain hunting drives Sensex higher; FPI outflows a concern

NEW DELHI: Benchmark indices gained in Tuesday’s trade on bargain hunting after suffering three days of back-to-back fall. Sentiment though was fragile as foreign outflows for 2022 topped the Rs ... Read more »

Budget Session: Modi likely to reply to Motion of Thanks debate in Rajya Sabha today

PM Narendra Modi spoke during the Motion of Thanks on President’s Address in Lok Sabha on February 7, 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply to Motion of ... Read more »

Nepal government report accuses China of encroachment into territory

A Nepalese government report has accused China of encroaching into Nepal along the two countries’ shared border. The report was leaked to BBC. It is the first time there have ... Read more »