Deputy Commissioner humiliating me: Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu has lodged a complaint against the Deputy Commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu with the Lok Sabha Secretary General.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2009, 22:22 PM IST

Amritsar: BJP`s local MP Navjot Singh Sidhu
today lodged a complaint against the Deputy Commissioner Kahan
Singh Pannu with the the Lok Sabha Secretary General, accusing
him of humiliating him and creating obstacles in performance
of his duties as a Parliamentarian.

In a letter to Lok Sabha Secretary General, the former
cricketer said he wanted to give a notice of question of
privilege against the official and cited instances which, he
said, clearly indicate the malafide intent of the Deputy
Commissioner in "humiliating me and causing impediments in
performance of my duties towards my constituents".

Alleging that the Amritsar DC had insulted him by not
inviting him to the function held in the city to welcome the
Canadian Prime Minister, the MP said the official had thus
denied him an opportunity to submit a memorandum to the
visiting premier detailing problems of people of his
constituency whose relatives stay in Canada.

"As an elected representative of the people it is in
fact one of my primary or rather fundamental duty to put forth
and also seek redressal of all the grievances of my
constituents at all possible fora", he said.

"The most humiliating part has been that I was not
allowed to enter Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) along with the
Canadian PM," he said.

He also complained of how he was denied an opportunity
at the behest of the local administration to address the
gathering and a chair on the dais at a series of public
functions held in the city recently.