Punjab minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Monday, May 20, asked Navjot Singh Sidhu to resign from the state cabinet if he cannot work with Capt Amarinder Singh, a day after the chief minister accused the cricketer-turned-politician of “damaging” the Congress just before Lok Sabha elections 2019.
“Politics is a serious subject. It’s not a comedy show. If Sidhu can’t follow discipline, hierarchy of party, and doesn’t like CM, he should quit the cabinet and concentrate on showbiz. In a party, you have to remain loyal and a disciplined soldier,” Dharamsot was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“Though Sidhu is a star campaigner, he is a junior in party hierarchy. The Congress won’t tolerate anyone, who breaks discipline,”Dharamsot added. “He is just two years old in party, and he wants to control it. Already he has got more than he deserves. He doesn’t deserve to be a senior minister. His utterances have hit the party in Punjab”.
On Sunday, Captain Amarinder had said, “It was not his election alone but that of the entire Congress. It is for the high command to decide on any action against Sidhu, but the Congress, as a party, does not tolerate indiscipline”.
Meanwhile, Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar, Hardeep Singh Puri, took a jibe at the ongoing war of words between the Punjab chief minister and his Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying, “All along the campaign one could sense an unease in their ranks. Now the cat is out of the bag!” in a tweet. Along with the tweet, he tagged a post that talked about how Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was facing the ire of his party colleagues.