In a new low, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu could be heard saying in one of his rallies “Chowkidar Chor hai” (The Watchmen is a thief, while referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and went on to add, “Chowkidar ka kutta bhi chor hai” while appearing to refer to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Sidhu said about Yogi, “Abhi sar mundwaya hi tha ki olay bhi padh gaye” and “What does he think of himself?” Sidhu then went to refer to BJP’s defeat in the bypolls in Yogi’s own constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He then stated, “Chowkidar Chor hai aur Chaukidar ka kutta bhi chor ke saath mila hua hai” (The Watchmen is a thief and the Watchmen’s dog is also in cohorts with the thief). He then said, “Come on the field, Yogi. What Yogi? The biggest Bhogi.”
In recent months, Navjot Singh Sidhu has been making extremely controversial and disgraceful remarks for which his party has been facing severe criticism. First, when he travelled to Pakistan for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony and hugged the Pakistan Army’s chief and now, for this enthusiasm during the Kartarpur inauguration. Sidhu, on his trip to Pakistan this time, was heavily criticised by Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab who had declined the invite to travel. In the face of that criticism, Sidhu was heard saying that he went because Rahul Gandhi wanted him to travel. In fact, a video surfaced where he also spoke about Rahul Gandhi proving Sidhu with a special plane so he could travel to Pakistan on time.
Then, Sidhu posed with a Khalistani terrorist for a photograph during his Kartarpur visit. It wasn’t all, Sidhu lied blatantly that Rahul Gandhi had sent him to Pakistan after asserting it himself that he went there at the Congress President’s behest.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has been flirting with the limits of decency for quite some time. He has always been known to talk much more than what is appropriate, a character flaw that has earned him the reputation of being a cartoon who cannot be taken seriously. However, in the great tradition of the Congress party producing leaders who abuse political opponents in India in the filthiest of languages while glorifying Pakistanis, Sidhu appears to fit in perfectly.