Chandigarh: Protesting strongly against the party MLA’s unwarranted belligerence against Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, four more Punjab cabinet ministers on Wednesday joined the chorus of Punjab Congress leaders seeking strong disciplinary action by the party high command against Navjot Sidhu.
Sidhu’s provocative and targeted attacks on Capt Amarinder over the past several days were an invitation for disaster for the Congress, said cabinet ministers Balbir Sidhu, Vijay Inder Singla, Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Gurpreet Singh Kangar, not ruling out a collusion between Sidhu and state opposition parties, such as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
It was quite possible, they said, that Sidhu’s targeted attacks on the Chief Minister were instigated by the AAP or BJP leaders to create problems in the Punjab Congress to further their electoral agenda in the state. “This manner in which Sidhu had launched the offensive against the state government, particularly Captain Amarinder, suggested a conspiracy against the Chief Minister,” they added.
In a hard-hitting joint statement, two days after three of their colleagues had also launched a counter-offensive against Sidhu, the four ministers said the Congress MLA’s verbal assaults on Capt Amarinder on sacrilege and other issues amounted to open rebellion against the party.