Punjab Chief Minister Cap Amarinder Singh finally hit back at cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday, challenging him to contest the next election against him in Patiala. He said Sidhu was indulging in “total indiscipline” and had no claim to the post of state PPC chief or Deputy CM.
Breaking his silence after repeated jives by his former cabinet colleague on the issue of sacrilege, Amarinder Singh said, “Sidhu does not even realize which party he is in. If he is in Congress, then this is total indiscipline. I think maybe he is planning to join AAP or go somewhere else.”
Asked about Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur, a former MLA, camping in Patiala, Amarinder Singh said, “ He is most welcome to contest (from Patiala). In that case, he cannot continue in Congress. Someone who has been attacking his(Congress) CM means that he is preparing to go somewhere else…Last time, Gen JJ Singh(Retd) had come and his security deposit was forfeited. He(Sidhu) will meet the same fate.”
On speculation that Sidhu was keen to take over as Punjab Congress President or Deputy CM, Amarinder Singh added, “Why should he(Sidhu) be the party president? How someone comes from outside and makes a claim to the president’s post?”
A Capt supporter was quoted as saying, “Sidhu can never be loyal to any party, he lives monkey business, jumping from one party to another and cannot be trusted.”