Capt Amarinder hits back at Harish Rawat over secularism remark

Navjot Sidhu remained in BJP for 14 years and Pargat Singh was in Akali Dal prior to joining Congress, says former Punjab CM

Capt Amarinder hits back at Harish Rawat over secularism remark

Capt Amarinder Singh. Tribune file

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 21

Hitting back at Congress Punjab affairs incharge Harish Rawat over his secularism remark aimed at Capt Amarinder Singh, the former CM had pointed out that Navjot Singh Sidhu remained in BJP for 14 years and Pargat Singh was in Akali Dal, prior to joining Congress.

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Questioning Rawat, Capt Amarinder Singh while citing example Congress alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra said, “It was ok to join forces with so-called communal parties as long as it suits Congress purpose. What’s this if not sheer political opportunism?”

“Today you’re accusing me of helping my rival Akali Dal for four and a half years. I have been fighting court cases against them for the last 10 years,” said the former CM replying to charges levelled by Rawat.

He further said, “Your apprehension I’ll damage Congress interests in Punjab. Fact is the party has damaged its own interests by not trusting me and giving in into the hands of an unstable person like Navjot Sidhu who’s only loyal to himself.”

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