New Delhi: Amid the heated debate over who will lead the Congress in poll-bound Punjab, the partys state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Thursday that he is not running for any post. The Congress, so far, has not named anyone as the chief ministerial face for the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, as the party feels that it might lead to infighting and internal rift.
Sidhu said that “the fight is to change this system which has eroded Punjab like termites and is being run by Mafias in connivance of mischievous politicians.” Claiming that the “glory” of the state has been “annihilated by the nexus of few political leaders and mafia”, he said that this system “cries for a change and reforms”.
Referring to the alleged sacrilege attempt at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Sidhu slammed his own Government led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and alleged that “justice to our Guru” was not given.
In another dig at the Channi Government over Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia getting anticipatory bail in a drugs case, Sidhu said this system needs to be “demolished” that could not “punish the big fishes involved in Drug trade needs to be demolished. He also threatened to leave the “system” hinting at stepping down from his post of state Congress chief.
“A system which could not give justice to our Guru and could not punish the big fishes involved in Drug trade needs to be demolished. I categorically state that I’m not running for any post and it’s either this system will stay or Navjot Singh Sidhu,” he tweeted.
Notably, the infighting between Channi and Sidhu has been witnessed on several occasions in the past. The two main leaders in Punjab presage trouble for the Congress ahead of Assembly polls due on February 14.
(With Inputs from ANI)