Early signs of an impending political catastrophe for the Congress party in Punjab is becoming evident after 62 Congress MLAs out of 77 attended the breakfast reception hosted by the new state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sidhu is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Mocking the tussle between Captain and Sidhu, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson RP Singh took a dig at the grand old party with his tweet in Hindi that read, “Khela Shuru… Sidhu 62, Captain 15”.
The ‘breakfast diplomacy’ of Sidhu comes a day after Amarinder Singh’s media advisor in a tweet said that the Punjab chief minister will not meet the PPCC president till Sidhu publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him (Captain).
Many Congress MLAs who attended the breakfast meeting, said there was no need for an apology. “Why should Sidhu apologise (to CM)? It’s not a public issue. CM has not solved many issues. In that case, he should also apologise to the public,” Congress MLA Pargat Singh said.