At a press convention on Friday, Sidhu was requested why he had ignored the recommendation of his captain to go to Pakistan for the Kartarpur Hall ground-breaking ceremony. In response, the cricketer-turned-politician purportedly requested “who’s captain?”
“Which captain you’re speaking about? Oh.. Captain Amarinder Singh. He’s an Military Captain. My captain is Rahul Gandhi. The captain’s captain can be Rahul Gandhi,” he had mentioned.
The Punjab Cupboard is believed to be displeased with these remarks. On Saturday, Bajwa mentioned Sidhu ought to resign on ethical grounds.
“If he cannot respect Punjab’s captain, then morally he ought to stop,” the state minister mentioned, demanding his resignation for indiscipline and disrespect to Amarinder. “Navjot Singh Sidhu is adopting mistaken means for his ambition.”
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Sidhu’s spouse Navjot Kaur, nevertheless, defended her husband’s statements, saying “they have been all Rahul Gandhi’s sepoys, not any chief minister’s”.
Sidhu was additionally attacked over his Hyderabad comment by Income and Rehabilitation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Sports activities Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi. Sodhi mentioned different ministers too are backing Amarinder Singh on this.
“Among the many ministers I spoke with are Aruna Chaudhary and Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. We’re all solidly behind Capt Amarinder Singh,” Sodhi mentioned.
The Punjab chief minister had declined Pakistan’s invitation to attend the ceremony, citing Islamabad’s continued assist to terrorism in India. He was additionally reportedly sad about Sidhu’s resolution to attend the Kartarpur ceremony regardless of the criticism he drew after his final go to.
Furthermore, Sidhu had downplayed his supposed variations with Amarinder, stating that the chief minister was like a father determine to him. “He’s the chief minister. He’s our boss, however this isn’t the primary time I went with out informing. The final time once I went there (Pakistan), I had mentioned that I’ll come once more for the folks,” he had mentioned.
Earlier on Saturday, CNN-Information18 had reported, quoting Congress sources, that the Punjab cupboard was contemplating demanding Sidhu’s resignation after the controversy over his journey to Pakistan. The information channel mentioned the Punjab cupboard was scheduled to satisfy on Saturday, and the ministers may deliver up the topic of Sidhu’s resignation.