By the way, Digvijaya Singh is recalled for referring to internationally infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden as 'Osama ji'
Navjot Singh Sidhu is now trolled. Guess, by whom? Former Congress general secretary and senior leader of the grand old party Digvijaya Singh has now taken to Twitter to take pot-shots at Sidhu, Congress leader from Punjab and a Rahul Gandhi confidante. Singh sarcastically said Sidhu should make 'apne dost Imran Bhai' understand.
Navjot Singh Sidhu ji apne Dost Imran Bhai ko samjhaiye.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 19, 2019
The tweet was laced with sarcasm and scorn. It was a veiled reference to the public bonhomie the former cricketers-turned-politicians of the two warring nations share or claim to share.
So much so, even after the horrific mass murder of at least 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama on February 14 perpetrated by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan based banned terror outfit, Sidhu came in defence of Pakistan. He had said, “for a handful people, you cannot blame an entire nation”, leaving even his own party red-faced.
After an outraged online community campaigned for his ouster from the Kapil Sharma Show from Sony, he again opened his mouth on the issue and, unsurprisingly, not to name and shame Pakistan and 'his friend' Imran Khan, the Pakistan Prime Minister. He said, "These are dirty tactics to deter me from campaigning in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Such things have happened in the past but every time I came out even stronger”.
But with a senior party leader questioning Sidhu publicly, the opposition’s demand to sack him from Punjab cabinet has got a new lease of life. Many Congress leaders do accept off record, this is not the first time he brought disrepute to the party for his strong stand on Pakistan.
No less than Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that Sidhu has behaved like a former cricketer while he talks like a former soldier.
These are Congressmen humiliating Sidhu openly. What's more, Digvijaya's timeline was filled with all type of reactions. While some came up with suggestions, others took recourse to ridicule.
Digvijay Singh apne Minister Navjot Singh Siddhu ko samjhaye— विक्रमादित्य सिंह (@nawab_lucknow) February 19, 2019
Navjot Singh Siddhu right now pic.twitter.com/5U9lKBgF1i— The Angry Lord (@_LordZilla_) February 19, 2019
Singh’s tweet has created a stir that subjected Sidhu to trolls afresh. But Singh loved it and how! He posted another tweet suggesting he is fully aware of what discomfiture his tweet has brought to Sidhu.
Uski vajah se aap ko Gali padh rahi hai.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 19, 2019
By the way, Digvijaya Singh is recalled for referring to internationally infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden as “Osama ji”. Will Sidhu hit back with this recollection? Or will the former cricketer claim that, if “Osama ji” was a sarcastic comment as Singh had claimed, his wish for friendly relations with Pakistan was a sarcastic comment, too?
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Last Updated Feb 19, 2019, 4:41 PM IST