Published On : Mon, Jan 16th, 2017

Nitish Kumar’s response after Navjot Singh Sidhu cited him to justify joining Cong


New Delhi:
Navjot Singh Sidhu, master of one-liners, shared a surfeit of them today as he met with reporters to discuss his induction into the Congress. “I am a born Congressman,” said the man who served with the BJP for more than 10 years.

The 53-year-old denied that his political swinging suggests a compromise of ideology for opportunism. “Didn’t Nitish (Kumar) and Lalu (Yadav) come together (in Bihar)?” he asked, referring to over a year-old deal that morphed two long-standing rivals in Bihar into allies who now co-govern the state with the Congress as a junior partner.

“To achieve large goals, you have to sink your differences,” said Nitish Kumar, Bihar chief minister, endorsing Sidhu’s analogy.