Captain Amarinder Singh had said he advised Navjot Singh Sidhu against going to Pakistan
Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, told categorically by the Congress party that he cannot defy or speak against his boss Amarinder Singh, put out a clarification today calling the Punjab Chief Minister a "fatherly figure".
"You don't want wash dirty linen in public. He (Captain Amarinder Singh) is a fatherly figure, I love him, I respect him, I will sort it out myself," Navjot Sidhu told reporters in Rajasthan, where he is campaigning for the December 7 state election.
Sources say the comment followed the Congress's stern caution to Mr Sidhu. The garrulous cricketer-turned-politician has been told categorically that Captain Amarinder Singh's writ is important and he should not speak against him.