In a big blow to Navjot Singh Sidhu, posters have been put on the walls of roadside in Punjab's Mohali district, questioning the Congress leader on when will he quit politics.
"When are you quitting politics??? Time to keep your word," read the posters.
This has come in the light of the promise made by Sidhu, saying that he will quit politics if Congress President Rahul Gandhi will lose from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.
During the election campaign in April, Navjot Singh Sidhu had vowed that he will quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost the elections from Amethi, rejecting the claim that BJP's Smriti Irani was giving a tough fight to the Congress President from the parliamentary seat. However, following the results, in an embarrassing defeat, Gandhi lost from his bastion to Smriti Irani by over 50,000 votes which will be seen as one of the biggest battles of election history.
Following the poll debacle, social media also raised questioned at Sidhu asking him when will he quit politics.
In the aftermath of the elections debacle, reports of rift between the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Sidhu have come out in the open. Amid the reports of tussle, Sidhu also skipped the cabinet review meeting on June 6 chaired by CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
He was later stripped of his local government, tourism and cultural affairs portfolios in the Punjab cabinet reshuffle and was given the Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources Department. In an address to media, Sidhu had said that his department was "singled out publicly" for the Lok Sabha loss, asserting that he could not be taken for granted as he had been a "performer throughout".