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Rawat questions Amarinder’s 'closeness to BJP’, says 'insulted by Congress' charge baseless; Capt hits back

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 1

Congress Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat on Friday questioned Capt Amarinder Singh’s “humiliated” comment, saying that no information instructed that the previous chief minister was “insulted by the Congress”.

File photograph of Congress Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat with Capt Amarinder Singh.

Rawat, who’s in Dehradun, mentioned that the celebration had retained him because the chief minister for a number of years, “how can that be humiliation?”

He alleged Amarinder’s “closeness to some BJP leaders” and questioned his credibility, alleging that “Capt was appearing below the BJP management strain”.

“It seems from Amarinder’s current statements that he’s below some form of strain. He ought to do a rethink, and never assist the BJP immediately or not directly,” mentioned Rawat.

Capt rejects Rawat’s claims, says Congress clearly on again foot in Punjab now

Taking robust exception to Harish Rawat’s no-holds barred assault in opposition to him, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected the Congress Punjab in-charge’s outrageous claims and allegations, which he mentioned had been clearly prompted by the pathetic state of affairs the celebration now discovered itself within the state after being on a successful spree for 4 and a half years.

“Three weeks earlier than stepping down as CM, I had provided my resignation to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi however she had requested me to proceed,” mentioned Capt Amarinder, including that the humiliating method through which he was pushed into resigning simply hours earlier than the CLP assembly, which was clearly convened to oust him, was a matter of public document.

“The world noticed the humiliation and the insult heaped on me, and but Mr. Rawat is making claims on the contrary,” he remarked, including “If this was not humiliation then what was it?”

Rawat, he mentioned, ought to put himself in his (Capt Amarinder’s) footwear, after which, maybe, he would realise how insulting the complete affair was.

The previous chief minister of Punjab recalled that Rawat himself had publicly said after assembly him that he was glad by his authorities’s monitor document on the 2017 ballot guarantees.

In reality, the Congress in-charge of Punjab had categorically said, as lately as September 1, that the 2022 elections could be fought below his (Capt Amarinder’s) management and the excessive command had no intention of changing him, he identified.

“So how can he now declare that the celebration management was dissatisfied with me, and in the event that they had been, then why did he intentionally preserve me at the hours of darkness all this time?” he requested.

Ridiculing Rawat’s remarks that he (Capt Amarinder) appeared to be below strain, the previous chief minister mentioned the one strain he had been below for the previous few months was that of his personal loyalty to the Congress, due to which he continued to tolerate insult after insult.

“If the celebration didn’t intend to humiliate me then why was Navjot Singh Sidhu allowed to brazenly criticise and assault me on social media and different public platforms for months? Why did the celebration give the rebels, led by Sidhu, a free hand in undermining my authority? Why was no cognisance given to the uninterrupted spree of electoral wins I handed over to the celebration via the four and a half years I used to be within the saddle?” he requested.

Capt Amarinder requested why the Congress was permitting Sidhu even now to carry the celebration to ransom and proceed to dictate phrases.

“What’s the strain he exerts on the celebration management that they’re so defenceless in opposition to him and are permitting him to have his method even to the price of the Congress’ future in Punjab?” he requested.

Reacting to Rawat’s remark concerning his secular credentials, Capt Amarinder mentioned even his worst critics and enemies couldn’t doubt his integrity on this regard.

“However I’m not shocked {that a} senior and seasoned Congress chief like Mr. Rawat is questioning my secular credentials. It’s fairly evident that I’m not trusted and revered within the celebration that I’ve served loyally all these years,” he added.

Categorically denying Rawat’s allegation that he (Capt Amarinder) had refused to fulfill Channi after the latter’s swearing-in, the previous chief minister mentioned Channi had referred to as him up on the day of his swearing-in and was supposed to come back over however failed to show up.

As for not taking Rawat’s calls, Capt Amarinder mentioned it was all humbug. “We spoke only a day earlier than the CLP assembly was referred to as. Mr. Rawat instructed me then there was nothing within the works and even claimed he had not seen any letter despatched by 43 MLAs. I’m shocked on the blatant method through which he’s now mendacity about this,” the previous chief minister added.


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