Demand for Sidhu's resignation likely to be raised during Punjab Cabinet meet today

Two days back, Sidhu had mocked Amarinder Singh in Hyderabad when reporters asked him about going to Pakistan, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, despite his disapproval.

Demand for Sidhu's resignation likely to be raised during Punjab Cabinet meet today
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 03 Dec 2018 08:39 AM
 New Delhi: Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has landed himself in trouble over his jibe at Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh, as more state ministers on Sunday condemned Sidhu over his remarks and demanded his apology to the chief minister, saying "learn how to respect elders", even as the former cricketer's wife said his statement was being twisted and taken out of context.

The matter is also likely to dominate Punjab Cabinet meet which is set to take place on Monday. As per sources, Sidhu’s resignation could also be sought during this meeting.


The sources also tell that Sidhu is likely to skip today’s cabinet meeting.

On Saturday, three ministers -- Rural Development and Panchayat minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Revenue and Rehabilitation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi -- had called for Sidhu's resignation from the state cabinet.

On Sunday, state's Women and Child Development and Transport Minister Aruna Chaudhary said Sidhu's remark was "unforunate" and "uncalled for". "What Navjot Singh Sidhu said about Capt Amarinder Singh is unfortunate. Such things should not have been said by him," she said.

Amarinder Singh was in the Army and served as a captain during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War.

Chaudhary said, "Capt Amarinder Singh is our undisputed leader. He is captain of the party in the state. He was chief ministerial candidate in the last assembly elections and under him the party returned to power with an overwhelming majority. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi is captain of entire Congress; no one is disputing this fact. But what Sidhu has said about captain sahib is unfortunate."

Two days back, Sidhu had mocked Amarinder Singh in Hyderabad when reporters asked him about going to Pakistan, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, despite his disapproval.

"Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also," Sidhu had then said.

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