You have a knack of putting your foot in your mouth, Capt Amarinder tells Navjot Sidhu

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, October 27

Former chief minister Amarinder Singh hit back at his arch political rival Navjot Singh Sidhu for his recent tweet mocking him over his new proposed party.

Sidhu said in a tweet that Capt Amarinder, who’s announced he was going to float his own party soon, got only “856 votes the last time” that happened.

“You wanted to close doors on me, as I was raising voice of the People, speaking truth to power! Last time you formed your own party, you lost your ballot, garnering only 856 votes … People of Punjab are again waiting to punish you for compromising on the interests of Punjab,” Sidhu’s tweet said,

In response, Amarinder, through his media adviser Raveen Thukral, said Sidhu had the “knack of putting his foot in his mouth”.

“The 856 votes you are mocking came even after I withdrew my nomination from Kharar since I’d won unopposed from Samana. So what does that show? Or are you too dumb to understand,” the first of three tweets said on Wednesday evening.

“If I could get those 856 votes just because my name was on the ballot paper after I withdrew from contest, do I even need to spell out what happens when I actually fight? In fact, all Punjab knows I’ve won LS polls twice & Assembly 6 times.”

“So why don’t you focus on your work instead of wasting your time attacking me all day long. Unless you’ve made up your mind to not rest till you’ve destroyed @INCPunjab. And if that’s the case then you’re only making my task easier,” the third tweet said.

This comes on a day when Amarinder Singh listed his achievements when he was heading the Congress government in Punjab. Capt Amarinder, whose resignation in September from the chief minister’s position threw the Congress into a renewed crisis, has since announced he would be floating his political party before next year’s assembly elections and would be willing to enter into a seat-sharing agreement with the Bharatiya Janata Party Party.

Amarinder Singh however has yet to officially quit the Congress party.

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