Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 20
The Congress on Wednesday said the decision to replace Capt Amarinder Singh as Chief Minister was right and asked the former CM whether he was in cahoots with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in bringing the three agricultural reform legislation in the first place.
Responding to Capt Amarinder’s statements yesterday that he would soon float an independent political party and have seat arrangement with the BJP for the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections if the farmers’ agitation was successfully resolved, spokesperson for Congress Gaurav Vallabh today said, “The way public statements in respect of the BJP and the resolution of farmers’ issues are being made, the question is whether Amarinder Singh and the BJP were always in collusion over piloting the three black farm laws.”
Vallabh also said 99 per cent legislators of Punjab could gauge the sympathetic tone of Capt Amarinder Singh for the BJP and the fact that “the former Chief Minister may have no problems in allying with the BJP.”
“This proves the party’s decision to replace Captain was right,” said Vallabh.
The Congress spokesman said without undermining Captain Amarinder’s contributions to the party in Punjab, the fact was that he had proved the skeptics right and was indeed soft on Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP like all MLAs were saying.
“Captain is ready to go with a party that has been resisting legal guarantee for the MSP. He has proved the MLAs right,” the Congress said. Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder today said he was planning his next move keeping the security of a border state like Punjab in mind. “I want to work to ensure a stable government in Punjab which has seen enough bloodshed,” the former CM said.
Ex-cm toed BJP line on all issues: SAD
The SAD on Wednesday said after ex-CM Capt Amarinder Singh’s announcement to float a new party it was clear he was toeing the BJP line during his tenure as CM. “Be it on the issue of Kartarpur corridor or creating a perception of threat of terrorism. For five years, he did not say a word against PM Narendra Modi,” said SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal
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