Punjab’s former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has criticised his successor Charanjit Singh Channi as somebody who “tried to backstab me”. In an interview with NDTV, Amarinder Singh, who broke away from the Congress to type his personal celebration, mentioned Mr Channi is just not an environment friendly chief and “fears me”.
Amarinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister late final month after a tumultuous collection of occasions within the Punjab Congress that prompted him to mince no phrases in criticising celebration chief Sonia Gandhi.
“Channi can say whatever he likes to, he fears me. He tried to stab me in the back to become the Chief Minister,” Amarinder Singh informed NDTV right now.
“He (Mr Channi) is not doing his job. He is touring the state. I have dealt with at least 14 general secretaries. This man (Harish Chaudhary) has been sitting in very meeting where he has no right to be in. He is running the Punjab government, not Channi,” the previous chief minister mentioned.
“I am against the very word Dalit Chief Minister. He is a capable boy. Whether he is good administrator or not time will tell. I think India should grow out of this thing if a person is Dalit or Jat, etc,” Amarinder Singh mentioned, referring to the Congress appointing the state’s first Dalit Sikh Chief Minister.
Amarinder Singh had stepped down from the highest publish after a year-long bitter feud with Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and a piece of celebration MLAs. The celebration, he had mentioned, had humiliated him.
While handing over his resignation letter to the Congress, he made a collection of questions and accusations in opposition to the celebration and its particular person leaders – together with Sonia Gandhi, her son and daughter.
“You probably thought that if this third world emergency imposition kind of circus that happened in June 1975 was not enacted, I would have whisked the MLAs to some resort… Despite knowing me for the better part of my 52 years in Public life and that too at a deeply personal level you never understood me or my character. You thought I was getting on in years and should be put to pasture,” Amarinder Singh wrote in a parting letter, singling out Sonia Gandhi.
The former Chief Minister will meet with BJP chief JP Nadda on Saturday to work out a potential tie-up for the Punjab election between the BJP and his new celebration, Punjab Lok Congress.