Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Kamal Sharma seems to be having a tough time curbing statements by Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, member of legislative assembly from Amritsar (east) and wife of former member of Parliament, Navjot Singh Sidhu, against alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and its leaders.
The BJP has asked the chief parliamentary secretary to exercise restraint while issuing statements to the media.
Sharma, who was here on Thursday for the party's membership drive, said the BJP had communicated the same to Dr Sidhu after her fresh statement demanding cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia's resignation after media reports suggested that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) could soon summon him for inquiry in the drug case.
"We have asked Dr Sidhu to bring her opinions to the party rather than going to the media with her statements," said Sharma, when asked if the state BJP agreed with her demand.
When questioned about possible disciplinary action against her for ignoring the party's repeated orders, Sharma refused to comment on the issue.
Recently, Dr Sidhu had also said that her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu should be the Punjab BJP president.
On the party's stand about the demand for Majithia's resignation by certain political sections, Sharma said the BJP need not respond to media reports.