‘Preposterous lies’: Amarinder Singh replies to Surjewala

Punjab’s former chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday lashed out at the Congress amid the political crisis and accused it of spreading “preposterous lies… in a clear bid to cover up their mishandling of the crisis in the state.”

Responding to the party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala who claimed that Singh lost the support of 78 MLAs, out of 79 MLAs, Singh said, it is a “comedy of errors.”

Singh also said that Congress is “in total state of panic” ahead of the legislative assembly elections.

Singh’s statement came soon after Surjewala shared the numbers and said, “When a chief minister loses the trust of the MLAs, he should step down from the post.” “If we wouldn’t have changed the CM, it would have been termed as a dictatorship.”

In his statement, Singh also targeted Sidhu and said, “It seems the entire party has become imbued with Navjot Singh Sidhu’s sense of comic theatrics.”

“Next they will claim that 117 MLAs wrote to them against me!” he further said in a jibe against Surjewala.

“Congress was in a total state of disarray, and the crisis seemed to be escalating by the day, with a large majority of its senior leaders completely disenchanted with the party functioning,” Singh went on to say.

“The fact of the matter was that the 43-odd MLAs who had signed the said letter had been forced to do so under duress,” he clarified.

Singh, who resigned from the post of chief minister last month, said on Thursday that he will leave the party but will not join the BJP.