Mocking his own party president, senior Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Saturday said that ‘Coffee with Captain’ is a concept adopted from the ‘west’ and that he would prefer going the ‘Punjabi way and have a glass of lassi’ with the people while discussing their problems.
The campaign, a brainchild of poll strategist Prashant Kishor, sees Amarinder participate in chat sessions with students across Punjab.
Sipping a glass of lassi, Brar whose expulsion had already been recommended by Captain Amarinder Singh to the high command, said, “Ten other Congress leaders should tell me to ‘please leave Congress’ and I will do so with folded hands. But I will never leave my party just to satisfy Captain Amarinder Singh’s ego.” Since Brar is a part of AICC, Amarinder cannot take action against him at the state level.
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“I plan to tour across Punjab, and listen to people’s problems before the 2017 polls. But I will have our Punjabi lassi with them, not coffee,” Brar said.
He also claimed that he will not be demanding any ticket or position in party for 2017 and will work in his own capacity. “I will work as a party soldier. I do not need any ticket. All I want is Congress to be united,” he said.
Brar reiterated that he is has not in talks with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) but praised it. “They are doing really well in Punjab. Their efforts need appreciation,” he said. He also praised chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for taking a stand on SYL canal issue.