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Amarinder Singh’s ‘1996 England Tour’ Dig At Sidhu

New Delhi/Chandigarh: After delivering a “told-you-so” barb, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh once again trained gun on Navjot Singh Sidhu, who relinquished the Punjab Congress president’s post barely two months after being picked.

Singh called Sidhu a “shifty character” and drew parallel with the time when he had “deserted the Indian team in 1996 in England”.

“That’s what his real character is. I’ve known this boy since his childhood and he has been a loner and can never be a team player,” said Captain Singh was quoted as saying by NDTV.

“I had been saying all along that this man is unstable and dangerous, and cannot be entrusted with the task of running Punjab,” said the Captain. He again repeated that Sidhu had been “absolutely incompetent” during his stint as a minister in his government.

It is believed that Sidhu has quit as he was upset with the decisions made on ministers by new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, ironically seen to be his man.

“What nonsense is this! Cabinet formation is the prerogative of the chief minister, so why should Sidhu interfere in it,” Amarinder Singh reacted sharply.

On Mr Sidhu’s assertion that he quit on matters of principle, Amarinder Singh said, “What principles is he talking about? He’s only making grounds to quit the Congress. You wait and see, he will join hands with some other party very soon.”

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