AMRITSAR (TIP): Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh om May 17 said Congress President Sonia Gandhi should continue to lead the party for some time. Singh, who defeated senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, said that there are ups and downs in politics but the party will bounce back. “Absolutely….Mrs Gandhi should carry on (to lead the party) for some time,” he said, when asked whether Mrs Gandhi should continue to lead the party or not.
“This is not the first time. In 1977 also we were totally defeated. This is part of democarcy. There are ups and downs but we will bounce back like we did in the past,” he said. On the Punjab results in this election, Singh said that AAP has cut into their votes. On his own contest with Jaitley, Singh said, “I feel in my case there is divine intervention.” Criticising Jaitley’s approach, he said that the BJP leader talked about national issues in Amritsar whereas he should have talked about Amritsar first.