Modi praises Punjab CM Amarinder as ‘Swatantra Fauji’. After the results of Tripura Polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s compliment for Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has put both him (Amarinder) and the Congress at unease. On Saturday, Modi mocked the Congress saying its chief ministers are becoming rare. But he heaped praise on Amarinder saying: “Neither he nor they (Congress) consider each other their own. He is a ‘swatantra fauji’ (independent soldier).” He also tweeted it later. As the Congress saw red, Amarinder was quick to dismiss Modi’s remarks as part of the “BJP’s futile attempts to create a wedge between him and the Congress high command through frivolous and unsubstantiated statements ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections”.
After this speech of Modi Capt. Amarinder tweet: “I don’t remember complaining to him against the Congress high command. Did the high command go and complain to him against me? Neither he nor the Congress high command needed the PM’s advice on how to manage their internal relations.” He said the PM’s “jumlebaazi” would not have any impact on the Congress leadership, workers or the citizens of the country. Amarinder also tweeted it later.
“Contrary to what Mr Modi would like to believe, the Congress was not a fly-by-night party which he could simply wish away,” Amarinder said, declaring his party’s complete readiness, under the leadership of its president Rahul Gandhi, to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year.
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