Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh dismissed the Awaaz-e-Punjab front led by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu as “too insignificant and too inconsequential” to have any impact on the political scenario in the state.
“Three MLAs don’t make a political party,” he said, adding they were themselves not sure about what they were doing.
Talking to the media on the sidelines of “Coffee with Captain” organised here on Friday, the former chief minister said neither he nor the Congress had ever sent any emissaries to invite Sidhu to join the party.
“I had only said Sidhu was welcome to join the party since he and Pargat Singh, who was suspended from the Shiromani Akali Dal, had Congress background as their families were actively involved with the party,” he said. Sidhu should name the people from the Congress who went to meet him on his behalf, he said.
Amarinder said the Congress would comfortably form the government in the state. He said the Akalis were finished while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already imploded.
Amarinder also defended his stand against any outsider seeking to become the Punjab CM. “That is why I have challenged AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal that I will contest against him from any constituency of his choice in the state,” he said, adding “Punjab is for Punjabis only”.
Earlier, addressing labourers, Amarinder said if voted to power, his government would end the contractual system.
‘Kejriwal must prove CDs claim’
Patiala: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh asked AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal to prove his claims that Sukhbir Singh Badal had got prepared 63 CDs involving AAP leaders to defame him and his party.
“Or you know more skeletons are about to tumble down from your cupboard and you have decided to shift the blame on someone else,’’ Capt Amarinder told mediapersons along the sidelines of ‘Halke vich Captain’ programme here. htc
(With PTI inputs)