Punjab Congress Crisis: Political stir is in full swing in Punjab. Along with Sidhu, Amarinder Singh is eyeing what his next step will be, but Amarinder Singh continues to attack the Congress.
Punjab Congress Crisis: Political stir is in full swing in Punjab. Along with Sidhu, Amarinder Singh is eyeing what his next step will be, but Amarinder Singh continues to attack the Congress. Amarinder Singh said, ‘Three weeks before leaving the post of Chief Minister, I had offered my resignation to Sonia Gandhi, but she asked me to continue. The humiliating manner in which he was forced to resign hours before the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting, which apparently called for his removal, was a matter of public record.Also Read – Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi met PM Modi, discussed these issues including India-Pakistan Corridor
He further said, ‘The world has seen my humiliation, yet Harish Rawat is making opposite claims.’ The former Punjab chief minister recalled that Rawat himself had publicly said after meeting him that he was satisfied with his government’s track record on the 2017 election promises. In fact, Rawat had recently said on September 1 that the 2022 election would be fought under his (Amarinder’s) leadership and the high command had no intention of replacing him, he said. Also Read – Congress’s big allegation, ‘There was a secret agreement between Badal family and Amarinder Singh, they were helping each other!’
He also asked, ‘So how can he now claim that the party leadership was dissatisfied with me and if they were, why did they deliberately keep me in the dark at this time?’ The former CM said that the only pressure on him for the past few months was his loyalty to the Congress, due to which he continued to bear the humiliation. Also Read – Congress leaders consider themselves as Tees Maar Khan, but cannot defeat BJP: Natwar Singh
He further asked, ‘If the party did not intend to humiliate me, then why was Navjot Singh Sidhu allowed to openly criticize and attack me on social media and other public platforms for months? Why did the party under Sidhu give a free hand to the rebels to curtail my authority? Why was no cognizance given to the uninterrupted wave of electoral victories I handed over to the party for four and a half years?’
Amarinder Singh asked why the Congress is still allowing Sidhu to dictate the party on conditions. “What pressure does he put on the party leadership that they are so defenseless against them and allowing them to make their way in Punjab even at the cost of Congress’s future?” he asked. Reacting to Rawat’s remarks about his secular credentials, Amarinder Singh said that even his worst critics and enemies cannot doubt his honesty in this regard.
“But I am no longer surprised that senior and experienced Congress leaders like Rawat are questioning my secular credentials. It is quite clear that I no longer have the trust and respect in the party that I have served so faithfully over the years.