Capt Amarinder Singh an ‘opportunist’, betrayed Punjab, says Sukhjinder Randhawa

The Deputy CM was reacting to Amarinder’s intentions of announcing his own political party

Chandigarh, October 20

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa hit out at Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday, calling him an "opportunist", a day after the former chief minister announced he would launch his own political outfit.

Randhawa also accused Singh of betraying Punjab for the past four and a half years.

On Tuesday, Amarinder said he would soon announce his own political party and was hopeful of a seat arrangement with the BJP if the farmers' issue is resolved in their interest.

The two-time chief minister added that he would not rest until he secured the future of "my people and my state".

Reacting to this, the deputy chief minister said, "Captain Amarinder Singh is an opportunist leader who only thinks about himself, his family and his friends."

Referring to Singh's meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah last month, Randhawa asked why he did not try to resolve the ongoing farmers' stir.

He also blamed Amarinder for the enhancement of the BSF's jurisdiction in Punjab.

"He (Amarinder Singh) says Punjab is a border state. I want to remind Captain Sahib that if it is a border state then why were tiffin bombs and drones coming (from across the border)? Why smuggling of arms and drugs could not be stopped?” he asked.

Randhawa accused the former chief minister of betraying Punjab and siding with those who never thought about the welfare of the state.

"Punjab does not fear Pakistan or China. If Punjab today faces any threat, then it is from Amarinder Singh," he said.

Randhawa said when Amarinder did not get the power he desired he got upset with the Congress. PTI

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