Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Saturday, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot create a rift between him and the Indian National Congress (INC). The statement comes after PM Modi remarked Singh as ‘frivolous’.
On Saturday, while addressing a rally of the BJP party workers after the massive win over Tripura, Modi made a jibe at the CM of Punjab and the Congress, saying that the party did not even consider Singh as their own, and that Singh marched like an independent candidate.
In his resort, Singh dismissed the Prime Minister’s remarks as a part of BJP’s attempt to create a rift between him and the Congress high command by naming him as frivolous and unsubstantiated before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
He said, “I don't remember complaining to him (PM Modi) against the Congress high command. Did the high command go and complain to him against me? One really fails to understand what prompted Modi's ill-conceived and unfounded remark.”
He strictly said that neither he nor the Congress high command wanted the advice of the PM over their internal issues or relations. He said, “I know my business and I know how to run my state and manage my relationship with my party high command, which is more than one can say about the BJP leaders.”
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He also said that the Congress had full faith in his reign and had given him a free hand to bring Punjab out of a mess created by the BJP, in alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
Singh said that he was ‘loyal’ to his party and that he was ‘leading the party in Punjab in a truly democratic manner, as becoming of a party of the stature of the Indian National Congress, and as guided by the party high command.’
He declared tge party’s readiness to take over the BJP under Rahul Gandhi’s rule, and said, “Contrary to what Modi would like to believe, the Congress was not a fly-by-night party which he could simply wish away. And I am personally set to take this battle to the finish, Modi.”
He also said that the PM’s ‘jumlebaazi’ would not have any impact on either the Congress leadership and workers, or the citizens of the country.