Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, July 16
Aiming to additional again an already-troubled Punjab Congress right into a nook, the BJP on Friday requested why there can’t be a ‘Majhbi’ Sikh from a rural background as chief minister of Punjab.
Amid row over Sidhu’s appointment, Manish Tewari tweets a reminder: ‘Punjab is secular’
“Let’s see who will give Punjab CM from Schedule Caste group,” BJP spokesperson RP Singh stated on Friday, reacting to Congress chief Manish Tiwari’s publish on demographic particulars of Punjab’s dominant communities, urging his social gathering’s high brass to maintain the non-Jat Sikh class in thoughts when effecting a change in an election yr.
Amid the very apparent bother within the Punjab Congress, social gathering’s Anandpur Saheb Manish Tewari MP stated: “Punjab is each progressive and secular”. Nonetheless, Singh countered him saying that in that case maybe it was time for a Dalit CM within the state.
Notably, Tewari’s reminder to Congress leaders to maintain the non-Jat Sikh class in thoughts comes amid the very apparent tug-of-war between two Jat leaders, Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Based on Tiwari there are 31.94 p.c Dalits, each Hindus, and Sikh, in Punjab. BJP leaders nonetheless say that together with the opposite backward courses in each the communities type a formidable distinction to Jat Sikhs and upper-caste Hindus/Sikhs within the State.