Tarn Taran: After former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu announced that he will not float a political party to contest Punjab Assembly election, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh said he has been insisting from the beginning that Sidhu will hardly be able to form a “credible and viable” political party.
“I have been insisting that Sidhu will hardly be able to form a credible and viable political party and today I have vindicated,” he told reporters when asked about Sidhu opting out of the political contest.
Amarinder remarked, “He (Sidhu) must have realised that he fits better in a comedy show than anywhere else, including politics”.
Earlier in the day, Sidhu who had launched the Aawaaz-e Punjab announced that he will not float a party to contest the Punjab assembly election slated for early next year, as he does not wish to play “spoilsport” by dividing anti-incumbency votes.
Days after announcing the launch of Aawaaz-e-Punjab, Sidhu said they have decided against forming a political party as it is too short a time to prepare for polls, but added that they are open to “alliance” for betterment of Punjab.
“The forum welcomes any alliance for the betterment of Punjab and will not be a political party. May Punjab, Punjabiyat and every Punjabi win,” he said.
In a statement issued here, Sidhu said the forum will not “play spoilsport”.
“The past is the best prophet to predict the future – the minimum time taken by a new party to win a state is almost two years…three months is too short a time for this herculean task,” he said. PTI
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