Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today taken oath stating that he would quit politics, if Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost the Lok Sabha election from his family fortress Amethi constituency.
Campaigning for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli, he said people should learn nationalism from Sonia Gandhi, who is the sitting MP from Rae Bareli. He has strongly rejected the BJP’s oft-repeated charge that there had been no economic development in 70 years, most of it under Congress rule.
Rather, 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 Center for 10 years (2004-2014), he said. Taking a dig at the BJP, 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.