As Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost the prestigious Amethi seat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Smriti Irani, one of the biggest setbacks of the Lok Sabha polls, the chorus grew on Twitter for resignation of Pubjan Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
In April, Sidhu had announced he would quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost elections from Amethi.
There are calls for Congress’ Navjot Singh Sidhu to resign after Smriti Irani won in Amethi against Rahul Gandhi. https://t.co/aEKcIR6k8N— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) May 23, 2019
“Navjot Sidhu come to laughter show again, that’s your real place,” said one user.
I take a bow to the mandate of the people of India... Voice of the people is the voice of God. Congratulations to the Bharatiya Janata Party!— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) May 23, 2019
“I know he is man of his words...now leave,” tweeted another.
Sidhu in April had outrightly rejected the claim that Irani was giving a tough fight to Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, the Congress bastion for years.
Some people are saying Navjot Singh Sidhu said that in heat of the moment. Do not take it seriously.— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 23, 2019
But I'm pretty sure a true Sardar will always stand by his words. Expecting Sidhu ji @sherryontopp to quit politics ASAP. 😂🤣😂 #Amethi #SmritiIrani #RahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/sdcjUJxjyk
Known for his controversial remarks, he has also been criticised by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for damaging the Congress prospects with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.
“@sherryontopp stand true to your word...” tweeted one user.
“Politics will now be that much less entertaining as @sherryontopp prepares to keep his vow of quitting politics were @RahulGandhi to lose #Amethi. I am afraid he may already have tendered his resignation as Minister to @capt_amarinder,” tweeted another user.
First jolt. Captain Amrinder Singh says he will change ministerial portfolio of Navjot Singh Sidhu after bad performance of Congress in urban areas. Demotion for Sidhu as Punjab Congress blames him for poor show. Controversial statements and lack of development by Sidhu.— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 23, 2019
Looking forward to Siddhu quitting politics. He was once a hero because despite being Jat Sikh he exposed Akali scams & political excesses. After being unfairly denied Amritsar ticket in 2014, he lost his head. Now he has chosen 2b a political liability— MadhuPurnima Kishwar (@madhukishwar) May 23, 2019
Remember the Aunty National headline by The Telegraph against Smriti Irani?— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) May 23, 2019
Remember Priyanka asking Smriti 'who'?
Today, Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Member of Parliament from Amethi.
Now, Waiting for Navjot Singh Sidhu to quit Politics.
I absolutely love hearing #SmritiIrani ji speak and today in #Amethi , the results proved who’s the boss❤️.. NOW.. the question remains. Is Mr #NavjotSinghSidhu resigning and quitting politics or not ? Time to keep your words Sir. 🤨. We are waiting !!— Munmun Dutta (@moonstar4u) May 23, 2019
Captain Amarinder Singh on Navjot Singh Sidhu: Indians especially servicemen will not tolerate hugging the Pakistani Army Chief. pic.twitter.com/AVZFgIraR2— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Navjot Singh Sidhu, Aren’t you ashamed of yourself now?— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) May 23, 2019
People of India have given their verdict and there’s no place for arogant, corrupt and senile politicians.#ModiPhirSe #VijayiBharat #ModiSweeppic.twitter.com/IpyPFqccUk
I hope u will stick of what you said@navjotsinghsidhu pic.twitter.com/FE2EmH008P— subodh pradhani (@subodh_pradhani) May 23, 2019