The rising variations between the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has turn out to be worrisome for the Congress excessive command. The tussle between the 2 is not new and deeply rooted, having its starting in weeks after the formation of the Congress authorities in Punjab in 2017.
It is mentioned that Captain Amarinder Singh was not happy with the way Navjot Singh Sidhu was inducted into the Congress from the BJP, simply earlier than the Punjab Assembly election 2017.
Despite the opposition from senior Punjab Congress leaders, Captain Amarinder Singh, underneath strain from the Congress excessive command, gave a cupboard berth to Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The association strained as Navjot Singh Sidhu tried to exert strain on Captain Amarinder Singh reportedly by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to offer him the submit of deputy chief minister. He eyed the house portfolio too. Captain Amarinder Singh refused to budge.
The variations widened when Navjot Singh Sidhu attacked Badals and reminded Captain Amrinder Singh of his promise to wipe out the drug mafias who trigger big losses to the state exchequer.
The inner strife grew to become public when Navjot Singh Sidhu went to Pakistan regardless of Captain Amarinder Singh expressing his views towards it.
Here’s a have a look at the collection of political clashes that got here out within the open between Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu prior to now 4 years:
ISSUE: SIDHU HUGS PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF
August 19, 2018
Captain Amarinder Singh slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan Army chief Qamar Ahmed Bajwa when he was in Pakistan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan because the prime minister.
“As far as hugging the Pakistan Army chief is concerned, I am not in its favour. It was wrong for him to have shown the affection towards the Pakistan Army chief,” Captain Amarinder Singh had mentioned again then.
August 21, 2018
Navjot Singh Sidhu justified his hug saying he was damage. He refused to talk towards Captain Amarinder Singh.
ISSUE: SIDHU’S SECOND PAKISTAN VISIT
November 27, 2018
Captain Amarinder Singh mentioned, “I had told him [Navjot Singh Sidhu] not to visit Pakistan. He did not update me about his Lahore trip. I had declined Pakistan’s invite in view of a terror attack and killing of our soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.”
November 30, 2018
Navjot Singh Sidhu responded to Captain Amarinder Singh’s objection in Hyderabad. Navjot Singh Sidhu mentioned, “Which Captain? He (Amarinder) is a captain in the army…but my captain is Rahul Gandhi. It is he who sent me to Pakistan.”
May 18, 2019
Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out alleging Captain Amarinder Singh had a delicate stand in direction of the Badals, the political rivals from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
At the Bathinda rally, Navjot Singh Sidhu, for the primary time, went public saying the Captain Amarinder Singh authorities was working in tandem with the Akali Dal. He raised the issue of sacrilege and subsequent firing incident of 2015 to step up marketing campaign towards Captain Amarinder Singh. Video could be seen right here.
ISSUE: SIDHU’S RESIGNATION
Following a reshuffle of portfolios, Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from Captain Amarinder Singh cabinet in 2019. He mentioned, “Only he was singled out despite his performance and none of the ministers whose performance was average was questioned.”
July 15, 2019
Captain Amarinder Singh responded to the cost saying, “There should be discipline. He cannot refuse a portfolio which was changed after performance was measured.”
ISSUE: POLL PROMISES
The two leaders hit out at each other with Navjot Singh Sidhu saying the election guarantees made by the Congress in 2017 weren’t fulfilled by the Captain Amarinder Singh authorities.
April 18, 2021
Captain Amarinder Singh attacked Navjot Singh Sidhu daring him to an electoral contest from Patiala. Captain Amarinder Singh claimed Navjot Singh Sidhu would lose his deposit within the contest.
May 1, 2021
Navjot Singh Sidhu returns the favour with a jibe, “big boast, small roast” at Captain Amarinder Singh, reminding him of failing to fulfil the ballot promise of taking motion towards these accountable for sacrilege in 2015.
June 22, 2021
In a recent outburst, Navjot Singh Sidhu mentioned Captain Amarinder Singh had misplaced three elections and even misplaced his deposit. Navjot Singh Sidhu mentioned Captain Amarinder Singh was not the Congress celebration to shut the doorways on him.
Captain Amrinder Singh has not spoken something about Navjot Singh Sidhu’s current outbursts. He is, nevertheless, believed to have instructed the Congress excessive command that Navjot Singh Sidhu had ‘crossed the limit’ and demanded motion towards him indiscipline.