Sidhu Wants To Replace Me And Become CM: Captain Amarinder Singh On Former Cricketer’s Indirect Attacks Punjab CM Amarinder Singh with Navjot Singh Sidhu (Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

After many veiled attacks by Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that the cricketer-turned-politician wants to replace him as the head of the government, reports ANI.

"He (Sidhu) is ambitious. Everyone has his/her own ambition. I know him since childhood. I have no difference of opinion with him. But he probably wants to become the chief minister and replace me, that is his business. But the timing, a day before the elections is wrong. The impact will be on party or on leaders contesting, not on me," Captain Amarinder was quoted as saying in response to Sidhu’s recent indirect attacks on him.

The Punjab CM said that the Congress will surely take disciplinary action against Sidhu for his remarks as it does not believe in indiscipline.

According to the report, recently Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu had expressed her displeasure after being denied a ticket to contest general elections from Amritsar. In response, the Punjab CM had said that she was offered to fight polls from the holy city of Sikhs but refused to do so.

However, backing his wife, Sidhu said, “My wife has the courage and moral authority that she would never lie".

Earlier, the two Congressmen engaged in a war of words when Captain Amarinder disapproved of Sidhu attending ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor on 28 November last year.

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