Sidhu hits out at PM

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. PTI file photo

Punjab Minister of Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at Prime Minister Modi on Saturday.

He was addressing the media at the Congress headquarters in the poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

Giving an answer to Modi's challenge, Sidhu said, “Congress can make prime minister outside the family(Nehru-Gandhi Family), so there is no issue of Congress president”.

Modi on Friday had thrown a challenge at the Congress to bring in democracy withing the party by electing a party person who doesn't belong to the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Continuing his attack, Sidhu siad,"The government does not have Rs 3600 crore to waive of loan of farmers of Chhattisgarh.”

“The black-money is generally parked as assets mainly in the form of gold-silver or land. The promises of Prime Minister Modi have fallen like pack of cards, converting it into a pack of lies,” he added.

“Like discarding 15-years-old vehicles as per order by Delhi government to reduce pollution, now time has come to discard the 15-year-old State government,” he said.

He charged that the hike in petrol and diesel prices has helped Essar and Reliance to earn profit, which were running in losses or shut down during the Manmohan Singh government.

On abandoning the BJP, Sidhu said, “It was like leaving Kaikeyi for Kaushalya. I was being tossed by the BJP leadership. First was asked to leave my nurtured constituency to Arun Jaitely, who lost the election, secondly, they brought me to Rajya Sabha but asked to campaign for Akali Dal. It did not suit my profile, so preferred to come back to my father's roots, who was a Congress MLA, MLC and MP.”

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