Punjab Congress Navjot Singh Sidhu’s continuous rhetoric against the Chief Minister has started causing restlessness among the leaders. Charanjit Singh ChanniSome people in the government claimed that the cricketer-turned-politician was violating the ‘line’ several times.
As elections approach in a few months, leaders say Punjab Congress chief Sidhu’s criticism of his own party’s government on social media is not only tarnishing the party’s image, but it is also hampering its electoral prospects. Is.
Commenting on Sidhu’s threat to go on hunger strike if the Channi government does not release the report on the 2015 drug menace and sacrilege cases, Congress MLA Kulbir Singh Zeera said: “The issues being raised by Sidhu are right. But the party has only one platform for that. He is the president of the party (state unit) and he can raise it directly in front of the chief minister instead of choosing a public platform.
Agreeing with Zira, another party MLA Barindermeet Singh Fara said: “Every concern raised by Sidhu has been addressed, as Congress as a party also wants to address the concerns of the people. But raising every grievance in a public forum is not good for the image of the party.
Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar too, has been posting cryptic tweets with subtle sarcasm on both the current and previous governments. In a tweet on Friday, Jakhar shared a video of Sidhu’s press conference and took a dig at Sidhu for raising a finger instead of blaming him.
Party sources said some leaders are also contemplating to take up the issue with the party high command. However, party affairs in-charge Harish Choudhary denied any stir in the state unit.
Sidhu’s latest attack came on the Channi government on Thursday when he threatened to go on a hunger strike if the probe report into the 2015 drug abuse and sacrilege in the state was not released.
#Watch Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that he will go on a hunger strike against the state government if the reports of drugs and sacrilege are not made public by the state government. pic.twitter.com/xfb0cb2xuG— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2021
Sidhu said, “If this report is not made public then it should be answered why the former chief minister was sleeping for four-and-a-half years, it should be found out why the home minister was sleeping.”