After embarrassing India and his state in the international and national media, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has now assaulted a Republic TV journalist.
The Congress leader who has been receiving flak since he hugged Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the neighbouring country's soil, did not take very well to questions being asked by Republic TV's senior correspondent Varun Bhansali and pushed him.
Sidhu has been asked to resign by Punjab cabinet on Saturday morning, by Punjab cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Water resource minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria over his statement where he said 'Rahul Gandhi is my Captain'.
"Mera captain Rahul Gandhi hai. Ussi ne toh bheja hai har jagah. Kya baat kar rahe ho yaar? Kaun se captain ke baare me baat kar rahe ho yaar? Oh, Captain Amarinder Singh ji ki? Woh toh Army ke captain hain bhai. Mera captain Rahul Gandhi saab hain aur unke bhi Captain Rahul Gandhi hain. Humaare captain woh hain. Captain saab ke captain Rahul Gandhi aur mere Captain bhi Rahul Gandhi."
Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa who sought Sidhu's resignation has said:
"I am not angry with Sidhu. Rahul Gandhi is the Captain of all of us but Punjab, CM Captain Amarindar Singh is also the Captain. He is crossing the Laxman Rekha. This is about his morality. He should leave the cabinet. He is extra ordinary person. I am asking him to control his language and it is is my request. It's upto him to to resign or not. I have not spoken to Amarindar ji and This is my personal view. Rahul ji is busy in rallies. Gopal chawla is not small issue. Sidhu ji should apologize or resign on his moral duty."
Three more ministers have questioned Sidhu's Pakistan visit.
Sidhu's Pakistan visit got a lot of heat due to his controversial speech and actions during his visit to the Kartarpur Corridor event in Pakistan. The former cricketer turned politician posed with Khalistani aide Gopal Singh Chawla, exchanged heaps of praise with Pakistan PM Imran Khan, and even brought up Rafale deal in Pakistan when asked about his hug to Bajwa.