BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu takes dig at Punjab govt, SAD retaliates
A day after outspoken and gabby Navjot Singh Sidhu stirred up a hornet's nest by accusing the Punjab government of being corrupt, the ruling SAD on Monday hit back at the former BJP MP by urging his party's state unit to 'tame' him.
Chandigarh: A day after outspoken and gabby Navjot Singh Sidhu stirred up a hornet's nest by accusing the Punjab government of being corrupt, the ruling SAD on Monday hit back at the former BJP MP by urging his party's state unit to 'tame' him.
Punjab Education Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal spokesman DS Cheema told ANI that he has spoken to BJP state president about Sidhu's remarks and also asked to take appropriate action against it.
“The recent remarks by Sidhu are unacceptable and are against the BJP-SAD alliance,” Cheema said.
The cricketer-turned-politician, Sidhu, while addressing the gathering during Bhagwan Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana, said that the time has come to establish Ram Rajya in Punjab.
Taking potshots at SAD slogan ' Raj Nahi Sewa (service, not rule)', Sidhu said that for Akalis it is only 10 percent 'sewa', rest all is 'mewa'.
He further went on to say that the day Punjabis will wake up, corrupt people will hide in their snake pit.
Along the lines of her husbands views against SAD, BJP MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu has also said that the Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal should resign if the promised projects in Amritsar cannot be implemented.
However, PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet Minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur rebuked her remarks and said that by giving such irresponsible statements it seems the junior BJP leaders want to benefit any third party.