Congress leader and Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat questioned the ‘humiliated’ remark of Captain Amarinder Singh, saying that no facts suggested that he was “insulted by the Congress”.
Currently in Dehradun, Rawat asserted that the Congress party had retained him as the Punjab chief minister for several years, “how can that be humiliation?”
He alleged Capt Amarinder’s “closeness to some BJP leaders” and questioned his credibility, accusing “Singh was acting under the BJP leadership pressure”.
From Amarinder’s recent statements, it appears that he is under some sort of pressure. He should do a rethink, and not help the BJP directly or indirectly, Rawat said.
On September 18, Amarinder resigned as Punjab CM citing “humiliation” by the Congress. And his recent meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah fired up speculations of him joining the Bhartiya Janata party. However, he later clarified, “I will be leaving the Congress party. I am not remaining in Congress, I am not joining the BJP.”
He further clarified that he met Shah to discuss farmers’ agitation on Centre’s three farm laws. Capt Amarinder also met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval after meeting with Shah.
Singh has also rmoved the Congress’ reference from his Twitter’s bio. It now says “Army Veteran | Former Chief Minister Punjab | Continuing to serve the State”.