'Told you, not a stable man': Amarinder Singh takes dig after Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief
The news comes as anticipation mounts that Amarinder Singh would meet with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda.
Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh remarked on Tuesday, after Navjot Singh Sidhu quit as chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress committee, that "he was not a stable man." Taking to the micro-blogging site, Singh stated: "I told you so; he is not a stable man and is unfit for the border state of Punjab."
Navjot Sidhu, on the other hand, stated in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi that he would continue to serve the party. Sidhu was appointed state party chairman in July of this year. In the letter, Sidhu stated that the 'collapse of a man's character stems from the compromise corner' and 'he can never compromise on Punjab's future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab'. He further added that he would continue to serve Congress.
The news comes as anticipation mounts that Amarinder Singh would meet with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda. However, Amarinder Singh's media advisor, Raveen Thukral, stated that Amarinder Singh was in Delhi on a personal visit. Taking to social media, Thukral said: Too much being read into Amarinder Singh's visit to Delhi. He's on a personal visit, during which he'll meet some friends and also vacate Kapurthala house for the new CM. No need for any unnecessary speculation."
After a lengthy power battle with state party head Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab's chief minister with less than five months till the assembly election. After resigning, he stated in several interviews that he would not accept him as his successor. Taking another shot, he branded Sidhu a "incompetent guy" who would be a "disaster." He further stated that he will vote against Sidhu being named as the next chief minister. Singh went on to say that Sidhu had ties to Pakistan and would pose a threat to national security. He went on to say that Sidhu is close to Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Amarinder Singh was succeeded as Punjab Chief Minister by Charanjit Singh Channi.