IN PUNJAB CAPTAIN AMARINDER SINGH AND AICC’S HARISH RAWAT FACE OFF
02 October 2021
AICC General Secretary in charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat denied all claims that Congress had ‘snubbed’ Captain Amarinder Singh and said he was under some kind of ‘pressure’. Rawat said on Friday, that the former CM should ‘rethink’ his decision and ‘not help the BJP’. ANI reported Rawat saying, “No facts in reports that state Captain Amarinder Singh was insulted by the congress. It appears from Captain’s recent statements that he is under some sort of pressure. He should rethink, and not help the BJP directly or indirectly”.
The senior leader asserted that all the Congress did ‘till now’, was to protect the ‘respect and dignity’ of the former Punjab CM and increase the favourable chances for Punjab, referring to upcoming elections.
However, Amarinder has rejected all claims made by the senior leader, stating that he left the party because of its current condition. He said the claims were prompted by the “pathetic situation” that the party caught itself after the four and half year winning spree.
He said, “The world saw the humiliation and the insult heaped on me and yet, Rawat is making claims to the contrary. If this was not humiliation then what was it?”
Amarinder also said that the only ‘pressure’ he was on was his “own loyalty” to the party, and he stayed on, without complaints.
Captain Amarinder questioned why Congress was allowing Navjot Singh Sidhu, even after resigning as Punjab chief, to stay on. He asked why the leadership was so ‘defenceless against him.
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