By way of PTI
CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab Leader Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ridiculed Navjot Singh Sidhu’s claims of combating the sand mining mafia, announcing the state Congress president had himself led the insurrection in opposition to him with the MLAs who have been allegedly concerned within the process.
This obviously uncovered his personal curiosity in sheltering them, the previous CM mentioned in line with a remark.
Amarinder Singh was once got rid of because the Punjab leader minister in September final 12 months following a sour energy tussle with Sidhu.
Later, the previous CM Amarinder floated the Punjab Lok Congress and now contesting the Meeting polls in alliance with the BJP.
The previous Punjab CM mentioned making an allowance for that many Congress MLAs whom Sidhu had led in insurrection in opposition to him had direct or oblique curiosity or proportion within the state’s sand mafia, the ex-cricketer’ president’s credentials within the topic are patently doubtful.
This, coupled with the truth that the PPCC president loved hobnobbing with anti-nationals components, together with his shut pals within the Pakistan management, which had even lobbied for his induction to the state cupboard, had uncovered Sidhu’s self-interest and his entire apathy to Punjab’s pursuits, Amarinder Singh mentioned.
Rejecting Sidhu’s allegation that he had failed to do so in opposition to the sand mafia all over his tenure as the manager minister, the previous CM mentioned now not most effective had he taken all imaginable administrative steps, he had in particular requested the Congress president for directives for performing in opposition to the Congress leaders.
Why he was once now not given the important course to take such motion, requested Amarinder Singh.
The previous CM claimed that the Punjab Congress MLAs, about whose ties with the sand mafia he had reported to the Congress president, have been in direct contact with the celebration management within the run-up to his removing from leader ministership.
What had stunned him was once that as a substitute of taking motion in opposition to those MLAs, who had the toughen of Sidhu, the Congress top command had selected to sack him, mentioned the previous leader minister.
Singh mentioned Sidhu’s power and unsubstantiated assaults in opposition to him even after his departure from the Congress confirmed how insecure the Punjab Congress leader was once.
In his desperation to undermine his political clout and significance in Punjab, Sidhu had even forgotten his personal celebration unit, which was once in a state of overall disarray with blatant and open infighting, claimed Singh, including that Sidhu and CM Charanjit Singh Channi are leaving no stone unturned to verify the wipe-out of the Congress in Punjab.