Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today branded Navjot Singh Sidhu as a “dangerous man” and said he was ready to make any sacrifice to save the country from the Punjab Congress chief.
Nearly ensuring that his fate in the party is sealed, Capt Singh also said, “I would not have taken MLAs on a flight to Goa or someplace. That is not how I operate. I don’t do gimmicks, and the Gandhi siblings know that is not my way.” He said, “Priyanka and Rahul are like my children… this should not have ended like this. I am hurt.”
Singh said the ‘Gandhi’ children were quite inexperienced and their advisors were clearly misguiding them.
Capt Singh, who had cited Sidhu’s close relations with the Pakistani establishment to oppose his elevation as INC’s chief ministerial face in Punjab, said in a series of interviews that the cricketer-turned-politician was “dangerous for the state.”
The former Punjab chief minister reiterated that he would fight tooth and nail to prevent his possible elevation to the post of chief minister.
The former Punjab chief minister, whom the INC high command recently replaced with closet Christian Charanjit Singh Channi, projecting the substitute as a Dalit, said he would pit a strong candidate against Sidhu in the 2022 assembly polls to ensure his defeat.
Capt Singh indicated that he was still keeping his political options open and said he was talking to his friends before deciding on his future course of action.
“You can be old at 40 and young at 80,” he quipped, making it clear that he did not see his age as an impediment to political ambitions.
Saying that he would leave politics only on a high, Amarinder said: “I was ready to leave after a victory but will never do so after a loss.”