NEW DELHI: Hitting out at Narendra Modi over his independent soldier jibe today, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh accused the prime minister of trying to create a wedge between him and the Congress leadership.
Modi, while addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters in Delhi after the poll results of three northeastern states, said "In Punjab, the Congress does not consider the chief minister as its own, as he marches on like an independent soldier.
Dismissing the remark as frivolous and unsubstantiated.
Singh said the prime ministers' comment was part of the BJPs "futile" attempt to create a wedge between him and the Congress high command ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Who told you that Narendra Modi ji. Not me for sure. Did the Congress high command complain to you against me
Anyways, let me make it clear that such frivolous statements won't help you create a wedge between me and my party, which has full faith in my leadership and vice versa, he said on Twitter.
Questioning the source of Modi?s "information", he said, I don?t remember complaining to him against the Congress high command. Did the high command go and complain to him against me
One really fails to understand what prompted Modi's ill-conceived and unfounded remark, he asked.
The chief minister said that neither he nor the Congress high command needed the prime minister's advice on how to manag...