Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh claimed that Navjot Singh Sidhu wanted to dominate Charanjit Channi, but no chief minister can bear that.
Former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh claimed that Navjot Singh Sidhu wanted to dominate Charanjit Channi, but no chief minister can bear that. “A CM must be given a free hand to run the state,” said Singh.
On a day of resignations, when Punjab Congress saw a state cabinet minister and three other party members resigning, Amarinder Singh, while speaking to India Today TV, said, “Sidhu wanted to dominate Channi and no chief minister can bear that.”
He added, “One must be given a free hand to run the state. If Sidhu thinks he will run the government through Channi, the reaction will naturally be like this. I saw the letter of resignation. I got to know he is talking to other parties as well.”
ON RUMOURS OF JOINING OTHER PARTIES
The former Punjab chief minister said the media itself is talking about him joining other parties, but the reality is, “I am here for a private reason.” Earlier in the day, Amarinder Singh said he had come to Delhi to vacate his Kapurthala residence for the next chief minister.
ON REPEALING FARM LAWS
Talking about the Centre’s way of handling and deciding the future of farm laws, Amarinder Singh said, “The BJP has to come up with some proposal. They can’t say keep making things up as they go along. It will not happen like this.”
ON CM CHANNI
Amarinder Singh said that newly appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanit Channi has not yet given job to the families of 170 dead farmers. “He should have given them a job on September 22. The CM should call all the families of 170 deceased farmers at one place,” he remarked.
ON COURSE OF ACTION
While talking about what’s next, Captain Amarinder Singh said, “It is not a numbers game. I can’t claim if all 75 MLAs will come together. This will have to go slow. Do you think I am Sidhu? I have a way of doing this. I will talk to all of them and decide.”