BJP tolerated indiscipline of Sidhu couple for too long: Punjab BJP chief

"She expressed her opinion freely always. She never minced her words or was asked to do so. So if this is suffocation, then we do not know what freedom is," said Vijay Sampla.

Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: October 10, 2016 6:48 pm
Navjot Kaur Sidhu was boycotted from the party events since her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu left the party." /> Navjot Kaur Sidhu was boycotted from the party events since her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu left the party.

A day after Navjot Kaur Sidhu quit the BJP, party’s Punjab chief and union minister Vijay Sampla on Sunday said that ‘the party in fact tolerated the indisciplined Sidhu couple for too long which wasn’t required’.

Reacting to Sidhu’s remark that she felt ‘suffocated’ in BJP and thus resigned, Sampla said, “BJP accommodated and respected Sidhu couple as much as it was possible for us. In fact, I think it got too stretched and we even tolerated their indiscipline for too long which wasn’t our obligation. Everyone today knows and will agree with the fact that they never felt suffocated in BJP. She (Navjot Kaur) continued speaking against the party even being a part of it. I do not think someone can show this level of patience which BJP showed.”

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“She expressed her opinion freely always. She never minced her words or was asked to do so. So if this is suffocation, then we do not know what freedom is. I think we gave them all the due respect and even more than what they deserved. Rest it was their call to resign from the party,” said Sampla during a fuction to inaugurating the Patanjali mega store of Baba Ramdev in Ludhiana.

Asked about BJP trying to gain mileage and politicize surgical strikes conducted across LOC by the army, Sampla said “earlier people used to question that where is the 56 inch chest of PM Narendra Modi which he boasted of.”

“Today, we have given a befitting reply to the terrorism and every Indian is feeling proud of it. Today, I think the 56-inch chest of Modi is here for all to see. Army has got a shot in their arm and entire nation is standing behind them. People are seeing that promises made to them have been fulfilled and PM has revenged Uri attack as he vowed. The point is that both AAP and Congress are fluttering in jealousy because they have nothing else to say or do,” said Sampla.

“People like Arvind Kejriwal are trying their best to demotivate the army and people in border villages of Punjab. People need not give him any importance,” he said.

On being asked about BJP promoting Ramdev and his FMCG firm Patanjali, Sampla said that ‘as long as something is Swadeshi (made in India), he and party will promote it.’ “It is not about Ramdev. As long as a company gives boost to Made In India, we will not hesitate to promote it,” said Sampla.

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    Packiaraj
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm
    What in brief is the message? That BJP will tolerate indiscipline as long as people don't choose to leave? Is that the reason why indiscipline is getting more and more rampant in the party?
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    Venkataraman Jagadesan
    Oct 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm
    What happened to Mr Sidhu's Awaaz ke Punjab? He acts on impulse and that is the reason for the present problem.He was trying to hobbnob with the Anarchist walla and they he was to meet papulu and what happened to all these dramas? Now the people at the border town of Punjab should take the Jadu and thrash any one who is trying to demotivate them and asking them to stay back when there are clear indications of Pak motive. The Punjab people have suffered a lot due to Pak agression and not to hear the ANARCHIST. Jai Hind.
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    Manohar Sharma
    Oct 9, 2016 at 11:02 pm
    AAP is (An Anti-national Party)
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    Manohar Sharma
    Oct 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm
    She betra the Party and back stabbed her own Party candidate Arun Jaitly. It is good for BJP that this most greedy couple is out.
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    mathimathi
    Oct 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm
    what is meant for tolerance tolerated indiscipline to the Bhartiya Jumla Party. beat Innocents in the name of animal protectors. lie lie lie going on up to 2019 AD.
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    paul
    Oct 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm
    MADE IN INDIA/ MAKE IN INDIA, 35 private limited companies floated / operationallt;br/gt;under BJP/RSS/ BABA RAM DEV/ his in his under 40' disciple worth 2.5 billions oflt;br/gt;dollars, over the years defaulted / never paid service tax on foreign exchange/lt;br/gt;illegal remittance. s Tax/ Income tax exempt/ labor laws rules and regulationlt;br/gt;exempt/ discounted electricity bills, utilities like water/ sewerage lt;br/gt;a Refined Conduit / source to convert BJP/RSS/SS/ politician' black money....lt;br/gt;no employees /employer' provident fund contribution lt;br/gt;what that mean to President BJP Punjab, MAKE IN INDIA/ MADE IN INDIAlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Drug lords(SC's) mostly of central Punjab, Jalandhar Division established /set up lt;br/gt;their Synthetic drug power/ tablet units in Haryana, Gorgaon/ Sirsa/ Baddi/ Brotiwalla/Paonta Sahib not a single in Punjab, why? illegal drug CASH deals lt;br/gt;Thru/under Baba Ram Dev' contacts /umbrella cover not reachable, not to belt;br/gt;raided/ no uniform cops dare to PIN.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sampla' first study / understand the meaning of SERVICE TAX/S/INCOME lt;br/gt;TAX/ LABOR LAWS/ PROVIDENT FUND/ PENSION FUND
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    Shivram Vaidya
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    THIS MAY BE TRUE ! SIDDHU FAMILY HAVE GRAB EVERYTHING FROM BJP BUT DID NOT SACRIFICE ANYTHING FOR THE PARTY AND FOR THE COUNTRY POLITICALLY !
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    Rupinder
    Oct 10, 2016 at 7:17 am
    When Navjot Kaur raided the illegal nursing homes to stop the killings of girlchild No one from BJP praised her.lt;br/gt;When she reprimanded the government doctors who were operating their own clinics instead doing their duties in govt. hospitals NO ONE from BJP stood with her instead she was told to stay away from these matters.lt;br/gt;When she went on for the hunger strike against Akali Dal for not ping the promised and sanctioned funds for amritsar's various projects be it the bridges or the roads and many more, then NO ONE from BJP stood with her. lt;br/gt;And irony is Amritsar is Arun Jaitley's dominion and still the BJP worker didn't got the support from them against SAD.lt;br/gt;NOW Vijay Sampla is saying she got the full freedom.lt;br/gt;I guess everyone can see where the fault is.lt;br/gt;Navjot Kaur and Navjot Sidhu, both wee ardent BJP Workers but when you do not let them work bcoz of your coalition with SAD then that is actually SUFFOCATING. it should even more SUFFOCATING for BJP who can't even support their own members!!.
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