Navjot Singh Sidhu says his fight is for Punjab's redemption, no differences with BJP

16 January 2017, 01:35 PM
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a press conference in Delhi. (Image: ANI)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a press conference in Delhi. (Image: ANI)

Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu justified his stand to join the Congress on Monday saying that he has just returned to his roots. While addressing his first press conference after joining the party, Sidhu said that he has no difference with the BJP and his only fight is for Punjab's redemption. 

Here are the excerpts from press conference of Navjot Singh Sidhu:

# I will fight from any seat as directed by Congress party

# I was not ready to leave Amritsar to fight from safe seats in 2014

# I have spoken to Rahul Gandhi on the need to bring drug law in Punjab, he agreed

# Strong drug law needs to be brought in Punjab, guilties should be punished

# BJP chose alliance, Sidhu chose Punjab

# I had no differences with BJP

# Youths in Punjab need to get direction

# I will follow whatever high command will direct 

# I am ready to work under anybody's leadership in Punjab

# Parties are not corrupt, people who are running it are corrupt 

# I am a soldier, I will fight for Punjab

# There is problem with intention of Badal

# Films have been made on the bad state of Punjab 

# Badals should vacate their chairs, public have awakened

# Punjab government is associated with drug lords  

# It is not fight of Navjot Singh Sidhu, rather it is for redemption of Punjab

# Drug problem is a fact in Punjab

# Public will wipe out Badal from Punjab

# Sidhu made BJP's analogy to "Kaikayi" and "Manthara" from Ramayana

# I least care of criticism made on me

# Sidhu attributes Congress as "Maa Kaushalya" from Ramayana

# It is fight of Punjab's existence 

# I was worried for political conspiracy in Punjab

# In true sense, its like homecoming for me 

# I am born Congressman, just came back to my roots: Sidhu 

First Published: Monday, January 16, 2017 11:10 AM
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