NEW DELHI: Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Friday took a dig at former chief minister Amarinder Singh and said they will investigate if his friend Aroosa Alam has links with Pakistan’s ISI.
“Captain Amarinder Singh is saying that there’s a threat from ISI. We’ll look into his journalist friend Aroosa Alam’s connection with ISI. Captain kept raising drones issue coming from Pakistan for last 4.5 years,” Randhawa said.
“Captain first raised this issue and later got BSF deployed in Punjab. We will ask DGP to look into this,” he added.
Amarinder Singh, who had resigned as the CM last month after a bitter tussle with the Congress leadership, had alleged that Navjot Singh Sidhu’s “close links with his cricketer friend, Imran Khan”, and ISI chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, are a serious threat to India’s national security.
Amarinder Singh had also announced on Tuesday that he will launch a new political party soon to fight the forthcoming assembly polls in the state and is hopeful of a tie-up with BJP if the ongoing protest by farmer unions against three farm laws is resolved “in farmers’ interest”.
Randhawa’s scathing attack has come a day after the former Punjab Chief Minister slammed Congress leadership for the recent political developments in the state.
Yesterday, Amarinder Singh hit out at Congress general secretary Harish Rawat over his reported secularism remark, reminding him about the induction of Navjot Singh Sidhu from the BJP and the grand old party’s alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
He said the Congress has damaged its own interests by not trusting him and giving the party into the hands of an “unstable person” like Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Amarinder Singh was targeting Rawat for his reported remarks in which he had said it seemed that the former Punjab CM had killed the “secular Amarinder within him”.