Congress vs Congress in Punjab, but this time Sidhu has nothing to do with it

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Punjab MLAs gathered in Chandigarh on 19 July 2021. symbolic picture. Photo: ANI
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Chandigarh: The day State Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu is to meet the high command after a long gap beginning with his resignation, there is again a boil within the party in Punjab, and this time it is because of the Border Security Force (BSB) Modi government’s move to increase the jurisdiction of BSF.

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On Monday, the Union Home Ministry announced that the operational jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) under it, in the border areas of Punjab, Assam, and West Bengal, would be increased to 50 km from the current 15 km.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi strongly condemned the decision, terming it a direct attack on the federal structure of the country, and demanded that it be withdrawn immediately.

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But his predecessor, Captain Amarinder Singh, welcomed the decision, and said the increased BSF presence would make Punjab stronger. He also said that the central forces should not be drawn into politics.

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