The day before the captain’s press conference, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said no congressman would join him
A day before former Punjabi chief minister and congressional veteran Captain Amarinder Singh addressed a press conference, the party leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of head of state unit Navjot Singh Sidhu, dismissed any possibility of a Punjab congressman joining Singh, adding that the best option for the former army officer was to have joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
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“Don’t think a congressman will go with him (Singh). However, if he does someone a favor, they might. But people stick to their party, a man alone is not a party. Those attached to Congress will not go, ”Sidhu said, according to the ANI news agency.
She further noted that although Singh was given “full freedom” from the party, he never openly met with any minister or lawmaker. “Who will trust him? It would have been better for him if he had joined the SAD. It would have raised people’s suspicions and he could have won a few seats, ”added Sidhu, who, like her husband, is a former leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
At Wednesday’s press conference, Singh is expected to officially resign from Congress and start his own party, which could be called the “Punjab Lok Congress”.
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The former chief minister of Punjab, who resigned on September 18, said after submitting his resignation to the governor that he felt “humiliated” by Congress. The development, which occurred nearly two months after Navjot Singh Sidhu was appointed President of the Punjab Congress amid a bitter feud with Singh, resulted in Charanjit Singh Channi being elevated to chief minister. .
However, after his resignation, Singh held several meetings with BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, sparking speculation that he might join the party. Then, on October 19, he announcement he will launch a new political party, adding that he hoped to secure a seat deal with the BJP for next year’s legislative elections in Punjab if the party, which has a central government, was able to resolve the issue. of current farmers. protests against the three controversial central farm laws.