Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has praised Bhagwant Mann as a “honest man” and mentioned he would rise above social gathering traces and assist the Punjab Chief Minister in any transfer to tackle the mafia within the state.
The reward by Mr Sidhu got here a day after he slammed the Punjab authorities over the police motion in opposition to former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Kumar Vishwas and Alka Lamba and accused it of performing like a puppet of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal.
In a clip of an interplay with the media, which he posted on Twitter, Mr Sidhu says the Congress must “reinvent” itself in Punjab to return to energy. He then provides that the state is witnessing a struggle between the mafia and trustworthy individuals.
Mr Sidhu then goes on to reward the Chief Minister. “I consider him my younger brother. He is an honest man. I have never raised a finger at him. If he fights against it (mafia), my support is with him; I will rise above party lines because it is a fight for Punjab’s existence.”
This got here a day after Mr Sidhu’s swipe at Mr Mann by which he shared a cartoon of the Chief Minister driving within the entrance of a scooter, named “Punjab govt” and operated by Mr Kejriwal.
“Pb Govt is acting like @ArvindKejriwal’s puppet… Police action against @DrKumarVishwas & @LambaAlka ji shows that it is being used to silence his critics… Congress stands firmly with Alka ji… Will accompany her to police station to protest against politicisation of Pb Police,” he mentioned within the submit.
Mr Vishwas, poet and former AAP chief, and Alka Lamba, who left the social gathering to hitch the Congress are dealing with motion by Punjab police over their remarks in opposition to Mr Kejriwal, a transfer that has sparked allegations of political vendetta.
Shortly after the AAP’s thumping win in Punjab, Mr Mann had assured the those who he would go after the mafia working in sectors akin to mining and medicines within the border state.
In remarks that raised eyebrows, Mr Sidhu, who stepped down following the Congress rout, had congratulated the individuals of Punjab for voting for “change”. He had additionally mentioned that Mr Mann “unfurls a new anti-Mafia era in Punjab with a mountain of expectations” and wished him luck.