Party will be better off without Jagmeet Brar: Capt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2015 19:47 IST

Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday said Jagmeet Singh Brar had proved to be most ungrateful person and it was a classic case of grapes being sour for him.

"Nevertheless, it is good riddance," he remarked, adding, "the party will be better off without such leaders who are always driven more by opportunism than by any commitment."

Reacting to Brar's charges, Amarinder said he (Brar) had changed parties regularly for personal interests according to their fortunes. "This is not for the first time and this is not going to be the last time for him to change a party," he said, adding that the moment Brar feels the BJP's fortunes are down, he would be the first to leave it.

Asserting that Brar was a classic chameleon character in politics, the former Punjab chief minister pointed out that he (Brar) was the same person who had burnt copies of the Constitution and tattooed 'Khalistan Zindabad' on his forearm, which he later got removed by plastic surgery and that is the reason he always wears full-sleeve shirts.

Regretting that Brar was being ungrateful to the party which gave so much to him, Amarinder revealed that it was All-India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi who took personal interest in his election when he won. The ex-CM disclosed that Sonia Gandhi had personably entrusted him (Amarinder) with the responsibility of ensuring Brar's victory in the elections.

"And despite repeated defeats, he was repeatedly given the opportunity to contest and also made a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party," he pointed out, while asking, "What more did he expect from the party not to feel aggrieved?"

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