Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had on Tuesday resigned from the grand old party and announced a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ ahead of Punjab Assembly elections.
Chandigarh: A day after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress party, Punjab PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the former chief minister calling him a dying duck in a thunderstorm.
Claiming that Singh’s wife is not standing with him, Sidhu asked if she will also quit Congress. He said former Punjab CM is now a lost cause.
“You’re a dying duck in a thunderstorm, a lost cause. Your wife is not standing with you. Will she quit Congress, will madam Preneet Kaur leave the party?” Sidhu told the media.
Singh had resigned from Congress on Tuesday and announced a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ ahead of the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
In his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Captain had called Navjot Singh Sidhu “an acolyte of Pakistani deep state”.
“Despite my profound reservations and over the unanimous advice of almost all the MPs from Punjab, you chose to appoint an acolyte of Pakistani deep state Navjot Singh Sidhu who had publicly hugged the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, as the President of the Punjab Congress Committee,” he had said.
Amarinder had resigned in September as the chief minister of Punjab and had announced that he will be quitting the party after months of a rift with Congress state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.