Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that he is not with the Congress anymore. He also stated that ex-Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was not the right man for the state, adding, “I won’t let him win from anywhere.”
During a press conference, former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh said: “I will be leaving Congress. My meeting with Amit Shah had no political connection. I discussed security like Pak drones flying over Punjab with Ajit Doval.”
The former Chief Minister mentioned that he will inform about his course of action later. “I will tell you later about my future course of action,” said the ex-CM of Punjab.
Talking about a floor test, Amarinder Singh said, ” The speaker will decide whether there will be a floor test. Sidhu is undermining CM Channi’s authority.”
Earlier, Captain Amarinder Singh had changed his Twitter bio to: Army Veteran; Former Chief Minister Punjab; Continuing to serve the State”. The former Punjab chief minister had changed his Twitter bio on Thursday, keeping everyone on the edge over his next move.
Earlier in the day, Amarinder Singh scotched all the speculations over his future move. He denied joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also said he wouldn’t stay in Congress.
“So far, I am in Congress but I will not remain in Congress. I will not be treated in this manner,” Amarinder Singh had told NDTV in an interview.
On Thursday, Amarinder Singh met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in Delhi. He arrived in Delhi on Tuesday, the same day Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as the Punjab Congress chief.
Amarinder Singh had also expressed displeasure over Navjot Sidhu’s resignation from the post of the Punjab Congress chief. He criticised Sidhu over the move, calling it “sheer drama’, and said his resignation had proved beyond doubt that the cricketer-turned-politician was an “unstable” man.