Finally, Captain Amarinder lashes out at Navjot Sidhu, challenges him to an electoral contest | India News
CHANDIGARH: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh finally attacked the cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday, challenging him to contest the next election against him in Patiala. He said that Sidhu was indulging in “total indiscipline” and was not entitled to the post of state head of the PPC or executive vice president.
Breaking his silence after repeated jeers from his former cabinet colleague on the subject of sacrilege, Amarinder said: “Sidhu doesn’t even realize which party he’s in. Congress, then this is a total indiscipline. I think maybe he is planning to join AAP or go somewhere else. ”
When asked about Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur, a former MLA, camping in Patiala, Amarinder said, “He is welcome to the (Patiala) contest. In that case, he cannot continue in Congress. Someone who has been attacking their (Congress) CM means that they are preparing to go elsewhere … Last time, Gen JJ Singh (Retd) had come (to dispute from Patiala) and his security deposit was lost. He (Sidhu) will meet the same fate. ”
On speculation that Sidhu was willing to take over as Punjab Congress president or deputy CM, Amarinder added, “Why should he (Sidhu) be the party president? How can someone come from outside and claim the position of president? ”