Swaraj on Sidhu’s Pak visit, Amarinder Singh remark
Agencies, Bikaner (Rajasthan), Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s series of controversial statements including the recent comment on Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has opened a pandora’s box.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj declined to get dragged into the quagmire saying the fight is between the three captains, Pakistan’s cricket captain Imran Khan, India’s military captain Amarinder Singh and Congress captain Rahul Gandhi.
Swaraj while addressing a press conference here on Sunday said: “This is a fight between three captains. One is a cricket captain Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan), one is a military captain (Captain Amarinder Singh) and another one is a Congress captain (Rahul Gandhi). I don’t want to comment more on this.”
Lashing out at Rahul for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s knowledge about Hinduism, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader dismissed the Congress leader’s claims saying that the party is diverting people’s attention since they don’t have an agenda in the elections.
In Rajasthan, Congress wants to change the narrative of the election. Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi said what kind of Hindu our Prime Minister is.
The minister said that the BJP will not get cowed down by Congress tricks. She underlined that the BJP has been concentrating on development agenda in all the five poll-bound states — Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana, while expressing confidence that the party would retain its majority in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.