New Delhi: In a fresh controversy that erupted ahead of the Punjab Assembly Election 2022, state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu said that she doesn’t know Suman Toor, who is based in the US and claims to be Navjot Sidhu’s sister.

While talking to reporters, Navjot Kaur said, “His (Sidhu’s) father had two daughters with his first wife. I don’t know them”.

Suman Toor on Friday held a press conference in Chandigarh and lobbed several serious allegations against Sidhu. She alleged saying, “Sidhu abandoned our old mother after the death of our father in 1986 and she later died as a destitute woman at Delhi railway station in 1989.”

While calling Sidhu a ‘cruel’ person, Suman told that in 1986 after the death of their father, he had driven his elder sister and their mother out of the house. Their mother died in 1989 at the Delhi railway station as a destitute. She also claimed that she has documents to prove her allegations that Sidhu had been lying about their parents. 

“She worked hard to raise us, me and my sister. She used to take both of us to school on a bicycle. Neither my mother nor us sisters asked him (Sidhu) for any help when he abandoned us,” said Suman.

She also alleged that Sidhu in 1987, spoke to a media publication and gave a false statement that their mother and father had got judicially separated when he was 2 years old. 

“My mother went to him to Ludhiana to ask why he was lying. He said that he had not made the statement and that somebody else has made the claim”, she added.

“My mother then filed a case against the publication which had published the alleged statement, but he never supported her despite saying he would,” Suman rued. 

The controversy erupts as Congress is yet to announce the party’s chief ministerial face.

Punjab is set to go to the polls on February 20. The counting of votes will take place on March 10 along with four other poll-bound states.

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