Putting a damper on the speculations regarding cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s re-entry into Punjab Cabinet following his meeting with the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh a day before, the Patiala Royal on Thursday blamed the media for “making a mountain out of a molehill”.
Quashing the media speculation of serious discussions between the two, the Chief Minister quipped that contrary to what was being suggested, “we did not make any plans for Punjab or India or the world”.
“We just had some simple talks, during which Sidhu shared a lot of his cricketing experiences,” said Capt Amarinder, adding that unfortunately, the media was making a mountain out of a molehill.
The Chief Minister hoped that he and Sidhu will continue to have cordial meetings like they had on Wednesday, where they spoke a lot about cricket, apart from a host of other things.
Both were in good mood during the one-hour luncheon meeting, to which he had invited Sidhu after the latter expressed interest in meeting him, said Capt Amarinder. “I was satisfied and happy with the meeting, and so was Sidhu,” he added.
Taking a dig at the Shiromani Akali Dal’s remark on him hosting a banquet for Sidhu, the Chief Minister said that while his former Cabinet colleague had boiled vegetables, he himself partook a ‘missi roti with dahi’ during the lunch. “Does that look like a banquet to the Akalis?” he remarked.