Sidhu on reject list, Pargat acceptable to Congress : Amarinder Singh
Punjab Congress President Capt Amarinder Singh said that his party is open to take Pargat Singh into his party but Sidhu don’t have any place. Pargat met Amarinder in Delhi on his daughter’s residence.
“Pargat met me and talked about all his colleagues. I told him that he is welcomed to join Congress but the party is not interested in Sidhu at all said Amarinder.” Asked why so he replied that Sidhu is not an asset, he is a commentator- comedian but Punjab is a serious business. Pargat is an asset, he has a clean image and a celebrated past. His father in law was a congress man and Punjab Assembly Speaker.
He said he told Pargat that Congress would be happy to receive him as a member and allot him a good seat. The PPCC feels that Pargat must not re- elect from Jalandhar , if he has to win. Asked if Sidhu’s entry into Congress was a closed chapter, Amarinder said : “ Yes as far as I’m concerned, it is. We don’t need Sidhu to strengthen ourselves. We are a force unto ourselves. He termed reports of Rahul- Sidhu misleading.
Punjab Congress in charge Asha Kumari too said Pargat was in talks with Congress. “ Anyone is free to join the Congress unconditionally, she said.”