Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor Malwinder Singh Mali has quit hours after AICC Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat asked Sidhu to remove his two controversial advisors.
Harish Rawat had earlier asked party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to remove his advisors Malwinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg, who have continued with their attacks on CM Amarinder Singh and his aides over the past weeks.
“I withdraw my consent given for tendering suggestions to Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu,” wrote Malwinder Singh Mali while quitting as an advisor to Sidhu on Friday.
In a major setback to Navjot Singh Sidhu and his camp, the Congress high command on Friday asked Sidhu to remove two of his four controversial advisors, including Malwinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg.
Malwinder Mali’s Facebook posts on sensitive issues, including Kashmir, and personal attacks on Captain Amarinder Singh and his supporters kicked off a major row.
Captain Amarinder Singh had termed the statements of Sidhu’s aides as ‘atrocious’, ‘ill conceived’ and ‘anti-national’.
Their statements also gave ammunition to the opposition parties Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP who reminded the Congress of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after Mali shared a controversial sketch of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.