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Akali Dal Leaders Call For 'Anti-Sidhu Resolution' Over His Pulwama Attack Remark; Stage Protest In Punjab Assembly

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal leaders walked out of the Punjab Assembly and are calling for an anti-Sidhu resolution. 
  • After passing a unanimous resolution in the House for condemning the Pulwama terror attack, Sidhu was still saying, 'You cannot blame Pakistan, you cannot blame individual.'

Staging a protest against Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal leaders walked out of the Punjab Assembly calling for an 'Anti-Sidhu Resolution'. 

The protest comes in the wake of the cricketer-turned-politician's pro-Pakistan "utterances" in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack. 

Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia and Sidhu exchanged barbs in the House and cornered the Congress leader. 

Before the start of the Punjab Budget session, Akali leaders led by Majithia bunt the photographs of Sidhu including those in which he is seen hugging the Pakistan Army chief, outside the House.

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After passing a unanimous resolution in the House for condemning the Pulwama terror attack, Sidhu was still saying, "You cannot blame Pakistan, you cannot blame an individual," Majithia remarked.

"We want Sidhu should be thrown out of the cabinet for his utterances," said former Akali minister.

As the Question Hour commenced, SAD-BJP MLAs stood up and raised slogans against Sidhu.

SAD-BJP legislators, who were wearing black badges, also tried to disrupt the reply of Sidhu by shouting slogans against him.

Sidhu and Majithia were even involved in a verbal duel even as the Speaker asked them not to disrupt the Question Hour.

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A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu insisted on absolving India's western neighbour of its role and has continued to seek dialogue, Congress cabinet minister on Sunday has justified taking pro-Pakistan line saying that "I will stick to my comment". While addressing the media, the Congress leader said,"karta koi hai aur bharta koi aur (Someone else pays for else's deed)".

"I will stick with my comment. Whether it's today, tomorrow or any other day I will stick to my comment. I will stick to my comment that for the sake of few terrorists, we can't stop development. We will not bow down in front of terrorists. We have to kill terrorist motives. If we will do the development work, then only we will demolish their wrong motive. Crush them who targeted us. Terrorist have no nation, religion or caste.  I haven't said don't punish terrorists. Only punish those who are culprits. Someone else pays for else's deed. Don't target anyone else. What is the stand of my critics? I don't care about them. I am not answerable to them. I will answer to people of Punjab. Crush them through war to those who committed the crime but can't target everyone".

(With ANI inputs)

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