Amarinder sets record straight about his London visit

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Chandigarh, Sep 12 (UNI) Former chief minister Capt marinder Singh has sought to set the record straight about his London visit in view of it being misinterpreted by certain vested interests through sections of the media following his expulsion from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in a corruption case probed by a House Committee.

"Wait and be patient, I am coming back to take on you and take the battle to its logical conclusion", he said in a statement faxed from London today to his close confidant and Congress MLA, Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu.

In the statement mailed to journalists by Mr Sidhu, the former chief minister said that it had come to his notice that some people were trying to create an impression that he had gone to London in the aftermath of the 'so-called' House Committee Report on the 'so called' charges of corruption against him and others.

Capt Singh pointed out that he has traveled to London legally after getting due permission from the court. Moreover, he had got the anticipatory bail from the court where in any agency in case of arrest will need to give four days advance notice to him. The anticipatory bail granted in the Ludhiana City Centre scam case had been extended till October one.

Capt Singh said that he had taken prior appointment with the doctors in London since he was already under their medical treatment. The check up had been necessitated because of his falling health as he had felt exhausted with blood pressure dropping drastically in Amritsar during a public meeting besides having felt dizziness during a reception accorded to him at Shambu after he was appointed Chairman of the Campaign Committee of the Congress. Moreover, he said, he wanted himself to be thoroughly checked up before the campaign for the parliamentary elections intensifies as it would not be possible to spare time for London during that period.

Besides, he disclosed, he had a prescheduled meeting with the editors and publishers of his book on the history of the Punjab from 1839-1849, which he has completed recently and is in the printing stage. He was supposed to read the final proof of the book before it goes for the print in London.

Capt Singh is also supposed to attend a charity function in London where he is the chief guest, being organised by Umeed Foundation, an NGO working for the rural health in Punjab.

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