The Captain has released two letters written by Badal as chief minister to the prime minister, pleading the case of now discredited Punjab Public Commission chairman R.P. Singh Sidhu’s elevation to the UPSC.
Sidhu is currently in Patiala jail on corruption charges.
The letters—found during raids on the premises of the Punjab Public Service Commission in Patiala—have confirmed Badal’s links to Sidhu. The letters were with the government but following the resignation of Justice A.S. Garg—appointed to inquire into the scandal—the CM decided to make them public. Badal, meanwhile, isn’t happy with what he calls diversionary tactics.