Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab on Saturday, stated that Navjot Singh Sindhu, Punjab Congress Chief is tied up with the Pakistani establishment. Selecting Navjot Singh Sidhu’s name for CM of Punjab is a threat to national security.
Amarinder who is the former CM of Punjab, while giving an interview said, “For the sake of my country, I’ll oppose his name for CM of Punjab. It’s a matter of national security. Pakistan PM Imran Khan is his friend. Sidhu has a relation with army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.” He also added, “If the Congress decides to pitch him as the Chief Minister of Punjab, I will oppose it. Pakistan has been responsible for sending arms, drones, explosives to our state. We have a common border and when you know the bigwigs at the top, it becomes a matter of national security, so I will oppose it and I will not allow him.”
Both the leaders have been engaged in an ugly power tussle for several months now. They have been vocal and are pretty open about their feelings against each other.
Amarinder lashed out at the Punjab Congress chief saying, “ Navjot Singh Sidhu is an incompetent man, he is going to be a disaster.” Sidhu also led a very strong and aggressive campaign against Amarinder eventually forcing him to step down as the chief minister. But the Congress leadership ignored the objections of Amarinder Singh and made Sidhu the Punjab Congress chief. Later the state Congress chief Sidhu had been relentlessly pursuing the Amarinder government to act on the 18 point agenda decided by the party leadership ahead of the assembly elections the coming year.