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No differences with Sidhu, says Amarinder Singh as he seeks to end rift 'reported in media'

On Navjot Sidhu’s remarks that Rahul Gandhi was his Captain, the Chief Minister said that this was hardly an issue to be raised as Sidhu had always treated him as a fatherly figure.

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Chandigarh Published on: December 09, 2018 20:45 IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

Clearing the air over rift with his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he had no problem with Sidhu while running the Government and they have not been at loggerheads as reported by the media.

On Navjot Sidhu’s remarks that Rahul Gandhi was his Captain, the Chief Minister said that this was hardly an issue to be raised as Sidhu had always treated him as a fatherly figure.

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"I and Sidhu are not at loggerheads as reported by the media and I have absolutely no problems with Sidhu while running the Government. Sidhu always speaks in a forthright manner and his only problem is that sometimes he shoots before he thinks," said a statement released by Punjab Chief Minister Office (CMO).

Few days ago, Sidhu had courted the ire of some Punjab Ministers demanding his resignation over his "Rahul Gandhi is my captain" remark. The remark was perceived as an insult to the Punjab CM.

“Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder) also,” Sidhu told a press conference when asked about Singh’s disapproval of his Pakistan trip. 

Barely hours after he described Rahul Gandhi as 'captain' and claimed it was the Congress president who asked him to visit Pakistan for Kartarpur corridor opening event, Navjot Singh Sidhu took a U-turn and said he went there on the invite of Imran Khan. 

“Get your facts right before you distort them, Rahul Gandhi Ji never asked me to go to Pakistan. The whole world knows I went on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s personal invite,” Sidhu tweeted later. 

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