Won’t let Navjot Sidhu become Punjab CM: Amriner Singh

Amrinder Singh. FIle Photo

Punjab: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday threatened to field a candidate against Navjot Sidhu in the Punjab election and “make any sacrifice” to stop him from becoming Chief Minister.

Singh, who was replaced as the Punjab Chief Minister in swift and dramatic changes last weekend, said he had been asked to continue by Congress president Sonia Gandhi when he had offered to quit three weeks ago, NDTV reported.

The 79-year-old politician described Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as “inexperienced and misguided”.

Singh resigned on Saturday – just four months before the Punjab election – telling Congress president Sonia Gandhi he felt ‘humiliated’ over the party’s move to call an emergency meeting of Punjab MLAs without informing him.

Two days later, Charanjit Singh Channi, who is close to Singh’s bitter rival Navjot Sidhu, took over.

Singh said he would fight Navjot Sidhu’s elevation to chief ministership “tooth and nail” and was ready to make any sacrifice to save the country from “such a dangerous man”.


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