Hurt by the alleged ‘insult’ in the Congress, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced that he may not join the BJP, but he will not be in the Congress either. Captain Amarinder had spoken of his insult in the Congress in the past, but on this, Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat has said that there is no merit in the fact that the Congress has insulted Amarinder. In the past, when the resignation of the Captain was taken, he had mentioned the humiliation that had happened to him and had clearly told Sonia Gandhi that he could no longer bear the humiliation by staying in the party.
Congress in-charge for Punjab affairs Harish Rawat said in Dehradun today that there is no fact in the reports that Captain Amarinder Singh was insulted by the Congress. Capt Amarinder Singh’s recent statements seem to suggest that he is under some kind of pressure. They should reconsider and not directly or indirectly help BJP.
In fact, Captain had resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Punjab on 18 September at the behest of the Congress high command. After this he had openly expressed his displeasure and said that I was insulted in the party. He had said that when a senior leader like me is being insulted like this in the party, then how will it happen to the common workers. Not only this, when the Captain announced to leave the Congress yesterday also, he said that I am leaving the Congress because I cannot bear the humiliation.
In the past, when Congress spokesperson Shrinet had surrounded the Captain, former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had retaliated by saying, ‘Yes, there is no place for anger in politics. But is there room for humiliation and harassment in such an old party like Congress?’ According to a tweet by Amarinder Singh’s media advisor Raveen Thukral, “If this kind of behavior can happen to a senior leader like me then I wonder what happens to the workers. After resigning, Amarinder Singh had said that he was feeling humiliated.
Let us tell you that the captain has changed his identity on Twitter, removing the mention of Congress in it. Describing himself as an ex-serviceman, former CM of Punjab, the Captain has written that he will continue to serve the people of the state. Although the captain has not disclosed what his next step will be, but has said in a TV interview that he is not going to the BJP.