CHANDIGARH — The simmering stress between Punjab Leader Minister Amarinder Singh and his cupboard colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu used to be out within the open once more on Sunday with the previous accusing the cricketer-turned-politician of destructive the Congress along with his “irresponsible movements” simply earlier than polls.
Regardless that Singh wired that he had no non-public variations with the Punjab tourism and cultural affairs minister, but he stated Sidhu used to be in all probability “bold” and “sought after to be the manager minister”.
“If he (Sidhu) used to be an actual Congressmen, he must have selected a greater time to air his grievances, as an alternative of simply forward of vote casting in Punjab,” the manager minister stated right here.
“He’s harming the birthday party with such irresponsible movements. It isn’t his election however that of all of the Congress’s,” he added.
Singh’s commentary criticising one in every of his personal ministers got here on an afternoon when all of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab went to the polls.
The executive minister used to be it sounds as if regarding Sidhu’s “rebellious” remarks in Bathinda on Would possibly 17, when he gave the impression to nook the Congress executive within the state over the problem of desecration of spiritual scriptures and puzzled why no FIR used to be lodged in opposition to the Badals in reference to the 2015 sacrilege and police-firing incidents.
Sidhu, who used to be campaigning in favour of Congress nominee Amarinder Singh Raja Warring in Bathinda, had even stated he would surrender if motion used to be now not taken in opposition to the ones in the back of the 2015 desecration incidents.
Singh stated it used to be for the birthday party high-command to make a decision on any motion in opposition to Sidhu, however the Congress, as a birthday party, didn’t tolerate indiscipline.
He, in my opinion, didn’t have any variations with Sidhu, whom he had recognized for the reason that latter used to be a kid, the manager minister added.
“Possibly he’s bold and needs to be the manager minister,” Singh stated.
Such irritants however, the manager minister exuded self belief a few Congress victory in all of the 13 seats of the state, announcing he used to be getting very sure experiences from all of the constituencies.
A couple of days in the past, Sidhu’s spouse Navjot Kaur Sidhu had blamed Singh and the Congress’s Punjab affairs in-charge, Asha Kumari, for denying her a ballot price ticket from the Amritsar parliamentary seat.
Regardless that Singh had refuted the fee, Sidhu had subsidized his spouse’s accusation, announcing she would “by no means lie”.
“My spouse has that a lot energy and ethical authority that she is going to by no means lie. That is my solution,” Sidhu had stated on Would possibly 16, when he used to be instructed that the manager minister had refuted Kaur’s allegations.
Previous additionally, the strain between Singh and Sidhu had pop out within the public.
Final yr, Sidhu had stated in Hyderabad, ”(Congress leader) Rahul Gandhi is my captain…Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Singh) additionally.”
Singh had previous disapproved of Sidhu hugging the Pakistan Military leader all over his consult with to the neighbouring nation.