CHANDIGARH: In a major development on Monday, a senior Congress leader and minister for Technical Education Rana Gurjeet Singh lashed out at Punjab Congress committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu for trying to create divisions within the party and questioning the loyalty of the true and traditional Congressmen.
Rana took a dig at Sidhu’s flip-flops in a press release. Rana said, “keeping in mind Sidhu’s unstable and eccentric behavior, nobody is sure about Sidhu whether he will stay in Congress till Vidhan Sabha elections or runoff from the battle of ballot well before.”
Rana also warned Sidhu to mind his language through the release. “Beware and mind your language Mr Sidhu while talking about a true Congressman. You are just like a mercenary having joined the party just with the sole purpose of becoming the Chief Minister, while I have been in the party right from my birth”, said Rana.
Rana, while responding to Sidhu’s remarks about him made at Sultanpur Lodhi on Saturday said, “unlike Sidhu I am a born Congressman and have not joined the party for the sole purpose to become Chief Minister (like a trader)”.
He said that Sidhu was just a political mercenary bereft of any principles or ideology. “It is ironic that someone who is basically a political party hopper and has not even spent five years in the party, is preaching and pontificating to people like us who have spent an entire lifetime in the service of the party”, he said.
“The sooner you leave the better it will be for the party as you have divided and damaged the party from within as if you were pursuing some hidden agenda of your ‘real’ political masters who are still pulling your strings”, Rana hastened to add.
Rana also questioned the intentions of Sidhu in opposing his own government and the Chief Minister, saying he has now been exposed. “You have been openly criticising our Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as you have started feeling jealous and insecure about his popularity among the masses”, Rana told Sidhu and warned him against weakening the party by trying to create divisions and fissures.
Sidhu was recently trolled on the internet for using foul language while answering a question on the distribution of Labour Cards by the State Government during a press conference at Chandigarh’s Punjab Congress Bhawan.
On the other hand, soon after being trolled on the internet Sidhu shared a video where he stopped his convoy to help an accident victim on Patiala-Sirhind road. He was even seen offering cash to the victim for his treatment.