HILARIOUS; Top congress leader and congress CM claim credit for Abhinandan release

A Day after the Congress dissociated itself with Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s statement batting for a dialogue and diplomatic pressure on Pakistan, the minister reiterated his stand on the issue on Friday.

In a tweet, Sidhu said “War is the refuge for a failed government, how many more innocent lives and jawans will you sacrifice for your hollow political motives.” He also mentioned a quote by Chanakya —”jis jang mein badshaah ki jaan ko khatra na ho usse jang nahi rajneeti kehte hain”— in the tweet.

Sidhu also posted his statement again on Friday saying “The whole is larger than the parts… Why should anyone distort?” On Thursday, AICC leader Manish Tewari had told media persons in Delhi that Sidhu’s statement batting for dialogue was his personal opinion and not that of the party.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy thanked Sidhu for his “genuine efforts” after captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was released by Pakistan on Friday.