A day after calling for the “public execution” of these accused of non secular desecration, the Congress’ Navjot Sidhu hurled a vile private assault at Amarinder Singh, calling the previous Punjab Chief Minister an “conceited king” and accusing him of obsequious behaviour in direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sidhu’s feedback come as Amarinder Singh – a Congress veteran of over 40 years – and his Punjab Lok Congress put together to face the February-March election in alliance with one-time arch-rivals BJP.
“Captain (Amarinder Singh) stated ‘doorways have been closed for Sidhu’, however see right now… he’s sitting at house and is licking the toes of Modi,” Sidhu was quoted by information company ANI on Monday.
The disagreeable remark was a reference to Amarinder Singh saying, again in April, that he had ‘closed my doorways for Sidhu’. That was amid rumours the ex-cricketer was near becoming a member of the AAP.
Amarinder Singh final week introduced a cope with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP for the Punjab polls – a transfer extensively anticipated since he give up the Congress. “The alliance will… 101 per cent win the elections,” he stated.
The identical day the Congress confronted an alarming exodus – as many as 22 leaders joined Amarinder Singh, whose early indicators of affect will, little doubt, fear his former get together and delight his new allies.
Sidhu’s stunning feedback right now come a day after he stated – in feedback that had been seen as encouraging vigilante killings – that these accused of non secular desecration ought to be hanged in public.
The feedback additionally broke a telling silence from politicians within the state – together with Chief Minister Charanjit Channi – who rushed to sentence the 2 cases of alleged sacrilege however have stayed shamefully quiet over each circumstances of lynching.
This week, inside 24 hours of one another, two alleged sacrilege circumstances had been reported from Punjab – one from Amritsar’s Golden Temple and one other from Kapurthala.
In every case the accused was crushed to dying. Just one FIR – on sacrilege – has been filed thus far.
Non secular sacrilege and desecration of non secular texts is a delicate situation in Punjab, with Sidhu having repeatedly hammered his rival, Amarinder Singh, and his personal get together, with the 2015 sacrilege case.
With enter from ANI