“Will Put Up Strong Candidate Against Navjot Sidhu”: Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh, the ex-Chief Minister of Punjab, dropped troubling clues for his party when he threatened to run a candidate against Navjot Sidhu in the Punjab elections.
In a series of interviews, the ailing “captain” also said that Sonia Gandhi asked him to continue when she offered to resign three weeks ago, describing Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as “inexperienced and misguided”.
Amarinder Singh resigned on Saturday, just four months before the Punjab elections, and told Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi that he felt humiliated by the party’s decision to call an emergency meeting of the MLA of Punjab without informing you.
Two days later, Charanjit Singh Channi, close to Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu’s staunch rival, assumed command.
The captain’s comments raise the spectre of Congress that he faces as an opponent in the upcoming elections. Internally, party leaders admit that Singh can bring his own outfit to market and must consider the damage it could cause.