The Congress on Thursday termed former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s outburst towards Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as one out of anger and hoped he would rethink his phrases as they don’t go well with his stature.
The occasion additionally refused to touch upon whether or not Singh would go away the occasion after his “unceremonious” exit because the chief minister of Punjab, and mentioned “if someone wants to leave, we have no comment to offer”.
Singh had on Wednesday referred to as Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra “inexperienced” and in addition threatened to pit a robust candidate towards Punjab occasion unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu within the coming meeting polls.
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate mentioned Amarinder Singh is an elder and should have said issues out of anger.
“He is our elder and the elderly often get angry and say a lot of things. We respect his anger, age and experience. We hope he does reconsider his words. But, there is no space in politics for anger, envy, enmity, vendetta and personal attacks and comments against political opponents,” she advised reporters.
“We hope that he will rethink on his own words while showing prudence, as he has remained a stalwart of the Congress party, which made him the chief minister for nine years and nine months,” Shrinate added.
Meanwhile, Singh on Thursday appeared to tackle his personal occasion and requested if there was house for “humiliation and insult” within the Congress.
“Yes, there’s no space for anger in politics. But is there space for humiliation and insult in a grand old party like Congress? If a senior party leader like me can be treated like this, I wonder what the workers must go through!,” Singh was quoted as saying in a tweet by his former media adviser Raveen Thukral.
In no-holds-barred remarks, Singh had on Wednesday referred to as Sidhu a “drama master” and a “dangerous man”, accusing him of behaving like a “super CM” with the newly-appointed chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi “simply nodding along”.
He additionally claimed that Punjab is now being run by the occasion from Delhi, based on a press assertion issued by an aide who summed up his interactions with the media.
Singh resigned as Punjab’s chief minister on Saturday, after being locked in a bitter management combat with Sidhu for months.
He submitted his resignation simply forward of the Congress Legislature Party assembly, which he mentioned was referred to as in a “secretive” method.
Shrinate additional mentioned the occasion has an ideology and is preventing an ideological battle and can proceed to face with those that are standing with it on this battle.
“But I would not like to comment on those who want to leave the party,” she mentioned.
The Congress chief recalled how Singh was made the chief minister as an alternative of Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.
“I feel that considering his experience and public life, such talk does not suit his stature and thus, he will rethink on his words. We being younger to him, will try to forget his sudden anger. But such words of enmity, envy and anger and vendetta have no place in politics for either one’s own partymen or political opponents,” she underlined.
Shrinate added that folks take choices in politics, “some in their own interest, some in the interest of their constituency”, however these are particular person choices to depart or be a part of a celebration.
“I do not want to say anything on this from this platform,” she mentioned.