The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab in-charge and MLA Jarnail Singh has asked Punjab Pradesh Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu to clarify his stand on the remarks made by one of his official advisers on Kashmir. Jarnail Singh was responding to questions from reporters in Chandigarh on Wednesday. He was addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here with MLA Kulwant Singh Pandori, state general secretary Harchand Singh Barsat, former mayor of Chandigarh and AAP leader Pradeep Chhabra, Chandigarh unit president Prem Garg and Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections in-charge Chander Mukhi Sharma.Responding to media queries, Jarnail Singh said, "It is unfortunate that the advisor to the Punjab Congress president has described Kashmir as a separate country. In fact, this is not the remark of Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor, but the truth of Navjot Singh Sidhu's own thinking. Sidhu is asking his advisers to say what he wants to. What bravery is this?
Navjot Sidhu should show courage to say whatever he wants to about Kashmir or about the collusion between Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”Jarnail Singh said the Congress was talking of dividing up the country, while the Aam Aadmi Party was working on the agenda of a united India and prosperous country. Replying to another question, Jarnail Singh leveled serious allegations against the ruling Congress, saying, “Just as the BJP polarizes the vote bank by creating an atmosphere of hatred and fear in the country during elections, in the same way, Captain Amarinder Singh and the entire Punjab Congress pursue narrow politics to intimidate a section by creating an atmosphere of terrorism. The people of Punjab should always be aware and wary of such nefarious politics of the Congress, BJP and the Badals; as these traditional parties have resorted to such maneuvers in the run up to the 2022 elections.”Replying to a question about the face of the Chief Minister in Punjab after the announcement of the CM face by the AAP in Uttarakhand, Jarnail Singh said there was still 5 to 6 months left for the elections and the face of the Chief Minister would be announced in Punjab at the right time before the elections.