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NEW DELHI: Punjab Advocate General APS Deol, who resigned from his post earlier this week, on Saturday slammed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and alleged that the former cricketer was spreading misinformation to gain political advantage.
“Sidhu’s repeated utterances seek to derail the efforts of the Punjab government to ensure justice in the drugs matter and the sacrilege cases,” Deol said in a statement.
Sidhu had opposed the appointment of state Advocate General APS Deol and Director General of Police Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota and indicated that these two appointments were part of the reason he quit.
“Navjot Singh Sidhu is obstructing the functioning of the government and the office of AG,” Deol said.
“There is a concerted attempt by vested interests to malign the functioning of Congress Party in view of upcoming elections in Punjab for their selfish political gain by politicising the constitutional office of the Advocate General of Punjab,” he added.
Deol had represented former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, who headed the state police six years ago during the incidents of sacrilege and a police firing on protesters.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said he has withdrawn his resignation as the party’s Punjab chief but declared that he will not re-assume charge till the state’s new advocate general is removed.
Even while announcing that he is taking back his resignation as Punjab Pradesh Congress president, Sidhu continued to target the new Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government in the state.
Sidhu said all he was asking was what the Channi government has done in the past 50 days on the sacrilege case and on making a special task force report on drug cases public.



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