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Turmoil continues as Navjot Singh Sidhu and Amarinder Singh clash over farm laws

Amarinder Singh (L) had said that he was hopeful of a seat arrangement with the BJP, provided the ongoing farmers' stir against farm laws was resolved in the agriculturists' interest. File.   | Photo Credit: PTI

As the turmoil within the Congress’s Punjab unit continues, the party’s State president, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (retd.) engaged in a sharp exchange of words on Thursday over the farm laws.

Mr. Sidhu tweeted an old video clip of Capt. Singh and accused the former Chief Minister of being an architect of the three farm laws. “The Architect of 3 Black Laws … who brought Ambani to Punjab’s Kisani … who destroyed Punjab’s Farmers, Small traders and Labour for benefiting 1-2 Big Corporates!!” he said in his tweet.

Hitting back, Capt. Singh said Mr. Sidhu was clueless about Punjab and the farmers’ interests. “What a fraud and cheat you are @sherryontopp [Navjot Sidhu]! You’re trying to pass off my 15-year-old crop diversification initiative as connected with #FarmLaws against which I’m still fighting and with which I’ve linked my own political future!” he said on Twitter. “It’s obvious @sherryontopp you’re clueless about Punjab’s & its farmers’ interests. You clearly don’t know the difference between diversification & what the #FarmLaws are all about. And yet you dream of leading Punjab. How dreadful if that ever happens!” he added.

Capt. Singh also questioned Mr. Sidhu’s timing in posting the video. “And it’s hilarious @sherryontopp that you’ve chosen to post this video at a time when @INCPunjab govt is going all out to promote its upcoming Progressive Punjab Investors’ Summit. Or are you opposed to that too?” he added.


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