New Delhi, September 28
Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh arrived in New Delhi this evening, setting off speculation on the nature of his engagements in the Capital. This is his first visit since he resigned as CM.
It’s just not cricket
No amount of grand standing can justify this breach of trust. Sunil Jakhar
Captain’s travel plan had triggered speculation that he might meet some BJP leaders. Though Captain claimed he was here to vacate Kapurthala House for the new Punjab CM, political circles were abuzz with what lay ahead for Punjab. Asked if Captain would meet the BJP top brass, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, sources said: “There are likely to be a host of engagements in Delhi.” Captain is likely to meet some Congress leaders, including G-23 members. Sources in the BJP did not completely rule out the possibility of an engagement between Captain and Shah. Talking to the media, Captain called Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation a sheer drama and a signal that he was preparing to leave the Congress for another party in the run-up to the Assembly polls. He advised Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to accept his resignation and appoint a “competent” man instead. “Sunil Jakhar is very competent. He performed exceedingly well as the party chief,” he observed.
“I’ve known this boy (Sidhu) since his childhood. He has been a loner and can never be a team player,” Captain said. On Sidhu’s claim that he had quit on principles,the former CM quipped: “What principles? He’s only making grounds to quit the Congress. Wait and watch, he will join another party very soon”. — TNS
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