Singh blamed Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for ‘humiliating’ him by abruptly asking him to give up as CM and mentioned the Congress was going downhill with Rahul Gandhi making improper selections as a result of senior leaders had been ignored and never given a voice. He prolonged his assist to the reason for Congress’ change seekers.
Before he returned to Punjab, Singh met NSA Ajit Doval and is learnt to have mentioned the safety elements, visà-vis terror designs from Pakistan and Afghanistan and in addition about sure folks with doubtful connections. “Misgovernance in Punjab would give Pakistan the opportunity to create trouble in the state and in the country,” Singh mentioned, including that his assembly with Doval centered across the situation.
The assertion launched to the press by Singh’s media advisor quoted the ex-CM as expressing his plan to give up the Congress. “I will resign-…will not stay in the party… I can’t be treated in this humiliating manner… I will not take such insults,” he mentioned. Singh mentioned he was within the technique of firming up his subsequent transfer. The Congress management is nervous concerning the penalties of Singh quitting the occasion and launching his outfit because it may present an outlet to many occasion MLAs, leaders loyal to him in addition to exhibiting the potential to rally sections of Jat Sikhs and Hindu inhabitants. His keenness to play a dealmaker to get the contentious farm legal guidelines may fan his plans. There are indications that the Congress leaders had sought companies of senior chief Kamal Nath to influence his pal Singh to remain again. Ironically, the Congress management had earlier ignored Nath’s recommendation towards elevating Sidhu and courting bother with Singh. Singh mentioned within the identify of empowering younger leaders, Rahul Gandhi was taking improper selections as a result of he didn’t take heed to skilled senior leaders.
Terming the senior Congress leaders as “thinkers, who were critical to the future of the party” Singh mentioned, “the younger leadership should be promoted to implement the plans, which the senior leaders are best equipped to formulate. Unfortunately, the seniors were being completely sidelined”. Singh additionally claimed the pre-poll surveys achieved through the late phases of his chief ministerial stint had proven Congress prospects crashing after the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu and the AAP gaining tempo. He termed Sidhu as an ‘unstable’ and ‘incompetent’ man. In what seemed to be a reference to mess within the Punjab authorities and the Congress, Singh mentioned those that undermine the rising Pakistani risk in Punjab had been taking part in into the palms of anti-India forces by being in a denial mode. “They are killing our soldiers every day; they are pushing weapons into the state through drones. How can we overlook these dangers?”
Singh condemned the assault on Kapil Sibal’s home by Congress employees solely as a result of he selected to specific views which weren’t palatable to the occasion management. He mentioned he had labored with many PPCC chiefs and all the time resolved points amicably, with out indulging in theatrics like Sidhu.