PUNJAB: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur has said defending her husband on Sunday, saying the Congress leader’s comments were twisted and taken out of context and as Sidhu always considered state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder as his father.
Kaur’s response comes close on the heels of three Punjab ministers demanded her husband’s resignation following his remark against the Punjab Chief Minister. “Navjot Ji has repeatedly said that Captain Sahab is like his father,” said Navjot Kaur. “We have always made it clear that Captain Sahab’s respect and honour is above everything. Sidhu’s statements should be read as a whole and not in incomplete bits,” she said.
The controversy erupted on Friday after Sidhu said in Hyderabad that “his Captain was Rahul Gandhi” while reacting to the Punjab CM’s apparent unhappiness over his visit to Pakistan for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor. The cry for Sidhu’s resignation grew louder as Punjab Minister TR Bajwa asserted that if Sidhu did not recognise Amarinder as his ‘captain,’ then he should resign from his post.