Fresh off being acquitted by the Supreme Court of the charge of culpable homicide in the 1988 road rage case and being let off with only a fine, Punjab minister and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has delivered an extraordinary testimony to Congress president Rahul Gandhi who faced a massive loss and loss-of-face in the Karnataka Assembly elections.
With the Congress languishing at around 70 seats at the time of writing and the BJP on the periphery of winning a majority on its own, Rahul Gandhi's party has been reduced to being in power in just a handful of states, Punjab being the biggest.
Speaking to reporters about this, Sidhu came to his party president's aid, saying, "Rahul bhai is a leader in the ascent. You see the progress he's made. You see how much faith the workers have in him."
Sidhu glossed over the Karnataka debacle and looked ahead to the Lok Sabha elections, saying, "2019 is going to be a different ball-game. Look at the allies. Look what's happening in U.P and Bihar. Look at how the allies are coming together with Rahul Bhai."
Finally, Sidhu professed his undying resolve to back Rahul Gandhi, calling 'Rahul bhai' a man of character and saying that he'll stand by him all his life.