Don't want to wash dirty linen in public, will sort it out myself: Sidhu on row with 'Captain' Amarinder

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 03, 2018, 01.02 PM (IST)

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday called Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh a "fatherly figure", adding that he doesn't want "to wash dirty linen in public" and that he will sort the matter by himself.

"You don't want to wash dirty linen in public. He (Capt Amarinder Singh) is a fatherly figure, I love him, I respect him, I will sort it out myself," he told media. 

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Punjab ministers Saturday called for Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from the state cabinet over his jibe at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, a fallout of the controversial politician's recent trip to Kartarpur in Pakistan.

The row over the trip escalated in the state even as Sidhu backtracked on his claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was involved in his decision to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor.

"Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also," Sidhu had said last week.

Sidhu's remark has irked many political leaders. According to reports, Punjab ministers have also been pressing for Sidhu's resignation from the state cabinet.

    

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Sidhu had earlier said Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh). To which a number of ministers said that if Sidhu did not think of Amarinder as his captain, he should resign.