Navjot Singh Sidhu, a member of the Congress party, has called Bhagwant Mann an “honest man.” He said he would support the Punjab Chief Minister if he tried to fight the mafia in the state.
It came a day after Mr. Sidhu criticized the Punjab government for what happened to former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Kumar Vishwas and Alka Lamba. He accused the government of acting like a puppet of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is in charge of the party in Delhi.
In a video he posted on Twitter, Mr. Sidhu says that Congress needs to “reinvent” itself in Punjab if it wants to get back into power there, which is what he did in the past. Afterward, he says that the state sees a fight between the mafia and honest people.
Mr. Sidhu says that the Chief Minister is a good person in the next part. “I think of him as my younger brother. He is a good person. I have never pointed the finger at him, and I have never done that before. If he fights against the mafia, I’m with him. I’ll rise above party lines because it’s a fight for the survival of Punjab.”
A day after Mr. Sidhu made fun of Mr. Mann, he shared a cartoon of the Chief Minister riding in the front of a scooter called “Punjab government” driven by Mr. Kejriwal. This came after Mr. Sidhu made fun of Mr. Mann.
“Pb Govt is acting as a puppet for @ArvindKejriwal, and it’s not very good at it. Police have taken action against @DrKumarVishwas and @LambaAlka Ji, which shows that they are being used to silence him. Alka Ji is very important to Congress. I will go with her to the police station to protest against the politicization of the Pb police. This is what I will do. “In the post, he said:
Allegations have been made that the Punjab police are taking action against Mr. Vishwas and Alka Lamba because they said terrible things about Mr. Kejriwal, a move that has been called a political vendetta.
A few days after the AAP’s crushing victory in Punjab, Mr. Mann told the people that he would fight the mafia in industries like mining and drugs in the border state.
After the Congress lost, Mr. Sidhu, who stepped down after the election, said that the people of Punjab had chosen “change.” He also noted that Mr. Mann “opens a new anti-mafia era in Punjab with many expectations,” and he wished him well.