Chandigarh, August 23
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday summoned both his advisers Malwinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg to his residence to discuss their recent comments on Pakistan and Kashmir, NDTV tweeted, quoting ANI.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday had warned against “atrocious and ill-conceived comments that were potentially dangerous to the peace and stability of the state and the country”, referring to the recent statements made by the two advisers on sensitive national issues like Kashmir and Pakistan.
A press release issued from the Chief Minister’s Office had said that Amarinder urged Sidhu’s advisers to stick to giving advice to the PPCC president and “not speak on matters of which they clearly had little or no knowledge, and had no understanding of the implications of their comments”.
This was in response to Garg’s recent questioning of the chief minister’s criticism of Pakistan and a previous comment by Mali on Kashmir.
Kuljit Nagra, working president of PPCC, speaking to the media, refused to comment on the issue.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari has urged the party to introspect on whether those who do not consider Jammu and Kashmir as a part of India and have pro-Pakistan leanings should be part of the Punjab Congress.
He said such people mocked all those who have shed blood for India.
“I urge Harish Rawat, AICC Gen Secy in-charge Punjab to seriously introspect that those who do not consider J&K to be a part of India and others who have ostensibly Pro-Pakistan leanings should be a part of Punjab Congress,” he said on Twitter.