Amarinder Singh, the chief minister of Punjab criticised the statements made by the advisers of Navjot Singh Sidhu.
He called the comments made by the advisers on Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan ‘atrocious and ill-conceived comments’
He warned them stating that such comments can cause a threat to the security of the state and country. He has urged the advisers, Pyare Lal Garg and Malwinder Singh Mali to stick to advising Navjot Singh Sidhu instead of providing opinions on matters they have little knowledge about. He also stated that they are not aware of the implications of their comments.
Amarinder Singh stated that Kashmir was and is an inalienable part of India. He called the comments made by Mali ‘anti-national’ and said not only the opposition members but leaders from Congress have also criticised comments made by Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisers.
He stated that the advisers of Sidhu are not connected to the reality of the situation as Pakistan remains a threat to India and drops weapons and drugs into Punjab through drones.
This is an attempt by them to destabilize the country. The soldiers of Punjab are putting their lives at risk to fight Pakistan, stated the chief minister of Punjab.
He replied to the comments made by Pyare Lal Garg that the criticism of Pakistan made by the chief minister of Punjab was not in the interest of the state of Punjab.
He said Mr Garg might’ve forgotten the loss of lives of thousands of Punjab citizens due to the terrorism caused by Pakistan in the 1980s. But he and other Punjab members have not and they will continue fighting the ill steps taken by Pakistan.
On August 11, Pyare Lal Garg and Malwinder Mali were appointed as the advisers to the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
In a Facebook post, Mr Mali wrote that India and Pakistan both illicitly occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He further wrote Kashmir belongs to the people living in Kashmir.
The United Nations Organization resolution was not taken into account and both India and Pakistan illicitly occupied parts of J&K.
He questioned if Jammu and Kashmir were already a part of India then what was the need for Article 370 and 35A, and what were the dealings made with Raja Hari Singh. He also made some controversial posts on his Facebook account.
In one post he spoke about the Taliban stating they will protect the Sikhs and Hindus in the region, unlike the Taliban that had invaded Afghanistan earlier.
He also made a post criticising former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the 1984 riots, a sketch of human skulls and her standing with a gun with a skull hanging from its muzzle was posted with the caption ‘Every repression is defeated.’
Congress Member Manish Tewari urged the top cadre of Congress to introspect if the advisers should be in the party.
He tweeted to Harish Rawat stating that they should introspect that those who consider Jammu and Kashmir to not be a part of India and have pro-Pakistan motive should be in the party or not. He stated that such comments mocks all those who shed blood for India.