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Sidhu probably wants to replace me as CM: Captain Amarinder Singh

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on Sunday said that wants to replace him as the of the The sharp comment comes after the made many veiled attacks against Singh.

The tension between the two Congressmen had also come out in the open on a few occasions in the past.

"He (Sidhu) is ambitious. Everyone has his/her own ambition. I know him since childhood. I have no difference of opinion with him. But he probably wants to become the and replace me, that is his business. But the timing, a day before the elections is wrong. The impact will be on party or on leaders contesting, not on me," told ANI when asked to respond on leader and Minister Sidhu's recent indirect attacks on him.

The said that the will surely take an action against for his alleged remarks as the party does not believe in indiscipline.

"It is now on central leadership to take a decision. So far, I have read that they have taken notice on it and they will probably take a decision after elections. party does not believe in indiscipline. They will not accept damage to the party. Otherwise, you are free to say what you want but that should not damage the party," he said.

Recently, when Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur expressed her displeasure after being denied a ticket to contest Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar, had said that former was offered the chance to fight polls from the holy city but refused.

Responding to this, backed her saying, "My wife has the courage and moral authority that she would never lie".

Another war of words broke out between the party colleagues after Amarinder Singh, widely known as "Captain", disapproved Sidhu's visit to to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on November 28 last year. He himself rejected an invite to the event due to continuing Pakistani involvement in cross-border terrorism.

Reacting to this, Sidhu had said that he considers Congress as his "captain". He had said that visit to was opposed by Amarinder Singh but not the Congress party.

Sidhu's remarks at the event also created a furore back home as he not only mentioned the Rafale deal controversy in his speech but also heaped praises on Imran Khan.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 14:47 IST
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