‘Spent cartridge, Jaichand of Politics': Sidhu attacks Amarinder
Chandigarh, Oct 27: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday launched a scathing attack at Amarinder Singh, saying that he would be remembered as 'Jaichand of Politics'.
Jaichand, was infamous as archetypal traitor in mythology, of Punjab's political history.
In a series of tweets, Sidhu posted "We the 78 MLAs of Congress, could never imagine, what we received an arm-twisted, ED controlled BJP loyal Chief Minister of Punjab @capt_amarinder... who sold the interests of Punjab to save his skin. You were the negative force stalling Justice & development of Punjab."
We the 78 MLAs of Congress, could never imagine, what we received an arm-twisted, ED controlled BJP loyal Chief Minister of Punjab @capt_amarinder … who sold the interests of Punjab to save his skin ! You were the negative force stalling Justice & development of Punjab— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) October 27, 2021
"Was it Pity, that a 3 Member Committee was formed to make you accountable? Why were MLAs against you? Because everyone knew you have collided with Badals ! All you want is to defeat me, have you ever wanted Punjab to win? Your 75/25 dealings with Badals and BJP are crystal clear," he posted.
"You wanted to close doors on me, as i was raising voice of the People, speaking truth to power ! Last time you formed your own party, you lost your ballot, garnering only 856 votes ... People of Punjab are again waiting to punish you for compromising on the interests of Punjab !!", Sidhu added.
Sidhu's remarks comes on a day, Amarinder Singh said that he will float a new party and it will contest all 117 seats in the forthcoming assembly elections.
Speaking at a press conference, the former Punjab Chief Minister claimed that many Congress leaders will join his party. However, Singh stated that he never said he will have an alliance with the BJP, but he would look for a seating arrangement.
However, the name and the symbol of the party have not been finalised yet. "Yes I am forming a party, but I can't give you a name as our lawyers are working with the Election Commission," Singh said.
When asked why he had not resigned from Congress, the senior politician said, "I have been with the party for so long, if I stay for 10 days what's the harm."
The 79-year-old politician was forced to resign from the post of Chief Minister after a bitter fallout with state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in September. The former vowed to defeat the latter in the next election.