Chandigarh:Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has ridiculed General J J Singh’s senseless and irrelevant statements about his Patiala poll contest, terming it as a sign of his desperation in the face of imminent defeat and a reflection of his mental instability, which was becoming more and more accentuated by the day as the outcome of the election was becoming clearer.
After having declared his intention not to work for those who voted against him in Patiala, Singh has now claimed that his decision to contest the poll was motivated by his desire to serve the people of the area. What’s more, he has started blaming his own party workers for his inevitable defeat, accusing them of supporting Captain Amarinder, his rival candidate from Patiala.
Captain Amarinder said the ex-Army chief’s statements proved he was a misfit in Patiala, “which is one large family where everyone respects each other and where he was obviously a misfit.”
Singh has lost all credibility as a serious leader in the eyes of the people of Patiala and should not demean himself, and the high institution of the Army from which he hails, with his idiotic comments, the Congress chief ministerial candidate said in a statement here on Wednesday.
Captain Amarinder trashed Singh’s claim that he had received immense love from the people of Patiala, saying it was obvious that the former Chief of Army Staff was unable to accept his inevitable defeat and had started hallucinating things. Anyone who had been to Patiala in the days preceding the polls would know that Singh was simply resorting to reckless statements and behaviour out of sheer frustration at the inevitable defeat he was faced with, said Captain Amarinder, adding that the SAD candidate was bound to end up forfeiting his security deposit.
Questioning Singh’s tall claims of having served the nation as Chief of Army Staff and as Governor, Captain Amarinder challenged his SAD rival from Patiala Urban to list down just one notable achievement he had made during his official tenures. Urging the former Army chief to come out with a single service that he had done to the people during his official stints, Capain Amariner said that might just inspire some element of trust in him among the people of Patiala.
The people of Patiala have suffered enough at the hands of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government and would not even contemplate voting Singh, who had already exposed his lack of concern for them, to power, said the PPCC chief.
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