Valsad, Apr 17: Hitting out at Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his reported appeal during a rally in Bihar to the minority community to unitedly vote to oust the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday alleged that the actor-turned-cricketer was Pakistan's broker.
Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Rupani averred that Mr Sidhu's statement clearly indicates how the Congress was involved in appeasement and communal politics.
He asserted that Mr Sidhu had given 'pro-Pakistan' statements in the past which he continued even after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
Calling Siddhu a friend of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Mr Rupani said the Congress leader was working as a 'broker' of the neighbouring nation. Mr Rupani's statement comes on a day when Mr Sidhu is campaigning for Congress in Gujarat. Addressing a meeting in Dholka of Ahmedabad district, Mr Sidhu alleged that the Modi government was not working for common people but for big corporates.
'The NPA of banks which was just Rs 2 lakh crores during the then PM Manmohan Singh's tenure has now gone up to Rs 17 lakh crores. Modi government has failed to provide water to the needy and employment to youths. As many as 25 lakh government posts were lying vacant but the government was not giving jobs to youths who can be seen with a mobile in every nook and corner. The government should not try to threaten me and others. It was waging war against opponents from AC chambers and not in the people's court,' he said.