Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu slams Badals, refuses to speak on Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday called himself a born Congressman as he formally joined the grand old party. Addressing a press conference a day after joining Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu said he is a born Congressman.
“I am a born Congressman, have come back to my roots,” said Navjot Singh Sidhu. The cricketer-turned-politician described his arrival in Congress as ‘ghar wapsi’.
While Navjot Singh Sidhu launched a scathing attack on the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), he took a soft stand on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Navjot Singh Sidhu accused SAD of nepotism. The former BJP MP, however, refused to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “BJP chose alliance, I chose Punjab,” said Sidhu.
Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he and his family has been connected to Congress. “My father served for Congress for 40 years,” said Navjot Singh Sidhu. In a veiled attack on the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Sidhu said people will throw away the Badals from power.
“Bhaag baaba Badal bhaag, kursi khali kar, Punjab ki janta aati hai (run, Baba Badal, run, leave the chair, the people of Punjab are coming),” said Sidhu.