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Brar threw himself at Badals’ feet after offering to ‘fix’ them: Amarinder

Brar threw himself at Badals’ feet after offering to ‘fix’ them: Amarinder
Capt Amarinder Singh. File photo

Tribune News Servive
Chandigarh, April 19

Reacting to the former MP joining the SAD, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday mocked Jagmeet Singh Brar’s “opportunistic, last-ditch effort” to salvage his political career after “failing to get back” into the Congress.

Citing a series of WhatsApp messages received from Brar over the past several weeks, Amarinder claimed that the former MP was apparently desperate to get back into politics and had decided to go with the Badals, whom he promised “to fix in Punjab” in case the Congress took him back.

The CM said it was obvious that Brar had a political agenda to further and was ready to do it by hook or by crook. He claimed that the former MP had, for the past several weeks, been trying to get into the Congress but, with the party high command refusing to intervene and he himself not responding to Brar’s desperate messages, the former MP had decided to throw his weight behind the SAD.

Amarinder claimed that Brar had decided to throw himself at the feet of the very Badals whom he was promising “to fix” after his persistent refusal to respond to the former MP’s messages.

Amarinder said the Congress is better off without such opportunistic and self-seeking individuals, quipping that he hoped Brar would be more loyal to the Badals than he had been to the party that had made his political career.

The Chief Minister also took a dig at the Badals for embracing Brar out of “sheer frustration in the face of their imminent defeat in the general election. They must be equally desperate to welcome someone like Brar, he added.

Brar, who had served as the CWC member and later joined the All India Trinamool Congress, was expelled from the Congress in November 2016 for his “anti-party remarks”.

Amarinder said it is laughable that Brar had joined the SAD just 10 days after seeking forgiveness for his acts and promising to give his “remaining years” to the “Maharaja of Patiala” and to “fix the Badals in Punjab”.

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