Harish Rawat dismissed reports of friction between state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu is not going to die down anytime soon, but the Congress party has a unique way of looking at it. The party believes that such disputes can help in coming elections.
The party’s in-charge for Punjab Harish Rawat on Tuesday dismissed reports of friction between state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Navjot Singh Sidhu and said if there is any dispute between the two leaders in future, it would be beneficial for the party.
Rawat said that the people assume party leaders in Punjab are fighting because the ‘brave’ leaders put forward their opinion strongly. “Punjab is the land of braves. People there put their opinion very strongly there and it looks like they will fight. But, there is nothing like that, and they find solutions to their problems. Punjab Congress is solving their issues themselves. We are not doing anything,” the Congress leader said.
When asked about the relation between Amarinder Singh and Sidhu, Harish Rawat said, “If there would be a dispute, it would be good for Congress.”
Rawat also slammed the BJP government in Haryana and the Centre over protest by farmers, saying it has failed to fulfil promises made to them. He alleged that BJP lures farmers by showing them ‘big dreams’ but works against their interests after coming to power.
He said that farmers in Haryana had to face police action. “Haryana has become of land of atrocities on farmers,” he alleged.