A day after Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s statement that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is his captain and that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is “an army captain”, knives were out in the state Congress on Saturday with four ministers demanding Sidhu’s resignation as the local bodies minister.
Sidhu’s remarks at a press conference in poll- bound Hyderabad, where he was campaigning for the Congress, kicked up a political storm back home as the Amarinder camp took umbrage to former cricketer’s statement in which he had also said that it was Rahul who sent him to Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor.
Sidhu had gone to Pakistan even after Amarinder advised him against the visit.Punjab rural development minister Tript Rajinder Bajwa, a Sidhu-baiter and Amarinder loyalist, was the first to ask the Amritsar East MLA to put in his papers if he doubts the leadership and capabilities of the chief minister. “Rahul is the captain of the entire Congress. But Amarinder is the undisputed leader of the Punjab Congress. The tone and body language used by S