Will quit politics if Rahul Gandhi loses from Amethi: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has claimed that he will quit politics if his party President Rahul Gandhi losses from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi.

Sidhu was with the BJP earlier but is now a minister in the Congress government in Punjab.

He rejected the BJP’s oft-repeated charge that there had been no economic development in 70 years, most of it under Congress rule. Rather claimed that the country made everything from a needle to an aircraft during this period, he said.

He lauded Sonia Gandhi for leading the Congress ably after her husband Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.

It was due to her leadership that the Congress could retain power at the Centre for 10 years (2004-2014), he said.

Taking a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party, he said anyone who remained loyal to it was considered a nationalist and those who left it were dubbed anti-national.

The former cricketer also said that the controversy over the Rafale deal will lead to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defeat in the general election.