Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who cannot do without ceaseless talking, is back to addressing election rallies. He had damaged his vocal cord a few days ago, and was advised rest for two days along with medication. While delivering a speech at an election rally in Himachal Pradesh, Sidhu crossed all levels of decency and insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him an “agent in Rafale”.
Probably short of ideas, the Congress, despite been proven fallacious multiple numbers of times, has been overusing the Rafale issue to berate the government.
Meanwhile, Sidhu also challenged Modi to debate with him on the claims of the latter against corruption. “I challenge Narendra Modi to debate on ‘Na khaunga na khane dunga’ (neither I will do corruption nor will let anyone commit it). If I lose, I will quit politics forever. I want to say that Narendra Modi came in 2014 as the son of Ganga and he will go in 2019 as an agent in Rafale,” he added.
Sidhu went on to make an absurd remark by referring to Rahul Gandhi as a canon and himself an AK-47. “I want to ask Narendra Modi whether he took brokerage in Rafale deal or not. He can debate with Sidhu anywhere in the country. Rahul ji is a big thing. He is a cannon and I am AK-47,” said Sidhu in the election rally.
Notably, Navjot Singh Sidhu had been advised complete rest, after he had once again damaged his vocal cords due to excessive talking. He had been administered with steroids and injections. Presumably, it is impossible to keep Sidhu away from talking. Despite the repeated damage, Sidhu had insisted on campaigning for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 19.
In fact, Sidhu had chosen this particular line of treatment over the alternative balm coating treatment because this treatment needed only a 48-hour rest as compared to the latter which required a longer break.
In December last year, Sidhu had undergone treatment for a similar problem after an extensive 17-day campaign for the assembly election.
However, this is not the first time Sidhu has been seen criticising PM Modi. Being a quintessential part of the Congress party, which has a fixation to chide Narendra Modi led BJP government, Sidhu had, previously too, criticised Modi and in fact was attacked by a woman with footwear for speaking against the latter at a rally marked by ‘Modi, Modi’ chants.
Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh will go to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.