Things have not looked good for Congress leader and a minister in Punjab government Navjot Singh Sidhu ever since he returned from Pakistan after hugging the Pakistani Army chief. Recently, after the Ministry of External Affairs punctured holes in Sidhu’s excuse of hugging the Pakistan Army chief, saying that Pakistan has not sent any official communication regarding opening the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal had called Sidhu a ‘puppet’ who was ‘dancing to the tunes’ of Pakistan.
Former Punjab chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal also had hit out on Sidhu and called him ‘mental’.
He has gone mental. I think he has close relations with ISI and Pakistan, his call details should be probed: Sukhbir Singh Badal on Navjot Singh Sidhu pic.twitter.com/NqwzL6KROX
— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2018
Badal had also asked his call details to be probed, accusing him of having relations with the ISI and Pakistan. However, that seems to have triggered Sidhu to a meltdown. Sidhu, today, said that if Sukhbir Badal has got verbal diarrhoea, it is not his fault.
Sukhbir Badal ko agar munh ka julaab hua hai to usme mera kasoor nahi hai. Agar usko vichardhara ki kabj hai usme mera koi kasoor nahi hai: Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sukhbir Singh Badal’s statement ‘he (Sidhu) has gone mental. I think he has close relations with ISI and Pakistan’ pic.twitter.com/DkvyR7OBuR
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2018
“If he has a constipation of thoughts, it is not my fault,” Sidhu added. Now, even Pakistan government has officially denied having sent any formal communication on the Kartarpur corridor.
While the Congress party as a whole have defended Sidhu’s actions as ‘personal decision’, senior Congress leader and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh had come hard against Sidhu and stated that it was wrong for him to show such affection towards the Pakistan Army chief while so many Indians soldiers are losing their lives.