Name of Captain Amarinder Singh’s new party is Punjab Lok Congress. He raises national security concern as “state handed over to inexperienced hands”
Citing national security concern former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder resigned from the Congress. His concern was that the “state is handed over to inexperienced hands”. Amarinder Singh announced the name of his new party – Punjab Lok Congress.
“I have today sent my resignation to @INCIndia President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the @ECISVEEP. The party symbol will be approved later,” Captain Tweeted.
I actually felt deeply hurt by your conduct and that of your children who I still deeply love as much as my own children, having known their father, since we were in school together since 1954, which is for 67 years now. Having been put through this exercise, during past few months, I do hope that no other senior Congressperson is subjected to the ignominy that I was put through.”Captain Amarinder to Sonia Gandhi in his letter shared on TwitterAdvertisment
Navjot Sidhu an acolyte of Pakistan deep state – Amarinder Singh
Captain Amarinder Singh called the current Punjab president Navjot Singh Sidhu an acolyte of the Pakistani deep state. He wrote, “Despite my profound reservations and over the unanimous advice of almost all the MPs from Punjab, you chose to appoint an acolyte of the Pakistani deep state Navjot Sidhu who had publicly hugged the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, as the President of the Punjab Congress Committee.
He further wrote, “Khan and Bajwa are the people responsible for sending terrorists across the border to kill Indians. It may be noted that 82 of Punjabi soldiers have been martyred in Jammu and Kashmir since my government took over in 2017.”
“Sidhu’s only claim to fame was that he would abuse me and my government on a regular basis. I am old enough to be his father but that did not stop him from using the filthiest and most vile language against me both publicly and privately.
Unfortunately, rather than being reined in, he was patronised by Rahul and Priyanka, while you chose to turn a blind eye to the shenanigans of this gentleman who was aided and abetted by the General Secretary in-charge Harish Rawat, perhaps the most dubious individual I had the occasion to make acquaintance off,” he added.
Taking a potshot at Sidhu, Captain Amarinder Singh said, “Sidhu is a person of unstable mind and Sonia Gandhi will one day regret this decision and it would be too late by then. I am sure you must be regretting it now.”
Amarinder Singh calls out bogey of Congress’ Secularism
When Captain Amarinder Singh was reminded that Congress had alleged him of having shed secularism by aligning with the BJP, Amarinder Singh reminded the congress, “When you chose to appoint a person (Sidhu) who had been with the BJP for 14 years as PPCC President, I thought to myself what has the Congress come to. However, his appointment was only a continuum given that Nana Patole from the BJP and Revnath Reddy from the RSS had earlier been appointed as Presidents of Maharashtra and Telangana, respectively.”
“A party that today hurls accusations at me for taking up the farmers cause with the NDA/BJP Government at the Centre did not think twice before getting into bed with the Shiv Sena when it suited it. Who is Communal and who is Secular, it is for the people to judge. They are no fools,” Captain Amarinder Singh further said.
Narco-terrorism a National security threat – Amarinder Singh
Captain Amarinder Singh also expressed his concern over how “inexperienced hands will handle the security situation in view of the massive influx of weapons and explosives and narcotics.”
“The peace and security of my state and my country has always remained paramount in the priority of my things, I am quite concerned about the inexperienced hands you have handed over my state to. It is beyond my comprehension as to how these inexperienced hands will handle the security situation in view of the massive influx of weapons and explosives and narcotics. We are gravely threatened by narco-terrorism which our hostile neighbour is sponsoring against us. photographs of the weapons our security agencies had recovered.”
“At the same time I don’t want to sound an alarmist. But given my experience, 10 years as a soldier and nine and a half years as Home Minister of Punjab, I can well make out what purpose the weapons and narcotics are being pushed into Punjab,”