Angry Over PM Modi's Comments, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Hits Back

| March 4 , 2018 , 17:03 IST

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, reacted on Saturday to the veiled remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Modi while giving a victory speech at BJP headquarters in Delhi on March 3rd, taunted on Capt Amarinder Singh that he was a "free soldier who did not regard the Congress party as his own and that Congress did not consider him his".

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Amarinder reacted sharply saying that Modi’s remarks as part of the BJP’s futile attempts to create a wedge between him and the Congress high command through frivolous and unsubstantiated statements ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Questioning the source of Modi’s “information”, Amarinder Singh quipped, “I don’t remember complaining to him against the Congress high command. Did the high command go and complain to him against me?”

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He swore by his party’s complete readiness, under the leadership of its president Rahul Gandhi, to take on the BJP in the parliamentary elections next year.

“And I am personally set to take this battle to the finish, Mr Modi,” the Chief Minister declared, adding that the Prime Minister’s ‘jumlebaazi’ would not have any impact on either the Congress leaders and workers or the citizens of the country.

PM was addressing supporters after the result of assembly election of three Northeastern states came out during his speech PM paused for Azaan. PM Modi stayed silent for around two minutes as the sounds of Azaan rang out in the middle of his speech. He resumed his speech later with slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'.