Chandigarh:Addressing his first press conference after launching his Awaaz-e-Punjab party, Navjot Singh Sidhu began his monologue in Punjabi, in Chandigarh.
Addressing his first press conference after launching his Awaaz-e-Punjab party, Navjot Singh Sidhu began his monologue in Punjabi, in Chandigarh.
With plenty of finger-pointing (literal and metaphorical) and hand-waving, the cricketer-turned-politician took a barely-veiled attack at his former party (BJP) and its ally in the state (SAD) as he spoke of ‘shaking the system that has ruined Punjab’. Sporting a black turban — a far cry from the more colourful sartorial choices one is used to seeing from him — he set the stage for his speech by saying, “There is a tradition in India that good people are kept as decoration pieces and used only for campaigning.”
This would foreshadow his animated discourse about what transpired after he left the BJP.
“Kam bolta hoon, lekin jab bolta hoon, kuchh chhodta nahin ” Sidhu told reporters before he began his recap.
“Kuchh tu rahi hongi mazboorian; youn hi koi bewafa nahin hota” was the answer of former BJP MP and cricketer Navhjot Singh Sidhu, when asked if he had resigned from the BJP.
He also refused to clear the air about his resignation from the BJP, Sidhu said “Better you ask this question from the BJP”. He, however, in his interaction with media persons repeatedly addressed BJP as his own party.
He however claimed that Ariun Jaitley, union finance minister, was life father figure to him and for him, he not only left the Amritsar Parliamentary seat but also actively campaigned in his favour.
But when he was asked either to campaign for ‘Dharitrashtra’ or not enter Punjab which pained the four time MP from Amritsar. Sidhu claimed that he was committed to his supporter and could not leave Punjab at any cost.
“No party is wrong but the people who command them could be wrong and out fight is with the wrong commanders”, claimed Sidhu.
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