Navjot Sidhu is like a monkey : Sukhbir Badal

By 16th February 2018 0 Comments

Days after targeting former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi over 1984 anti-Sikh riots, former Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday attacked cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who parted ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join the Congress ahead of last assembly elections in Punjab.

Making the attack a personal one, Badal said that Sidhu “is like a monkey”, accusing the Congress leader of insulting Sikh memorials. “This minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is like a monkey, has insulted the Sikh memorials we built by calling them white elephants,” he said.

“Does he mean ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ which salutes Sikh history is a white elephant?” the Akali Dal leader added.
Local media reports quoted Badal as saying that Sidhu’s statement was unacceptable as Virasat-e-Khalsa was a “repository of Sikh history, religion and culture”. He further raised strong objection to the ruling Congress government allegedly making it a commercial entity. “Let it be a people’s museum as conceived by Badal Sahab,” he added.

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