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Chandigarh, Sept. 28 : Turmoil in Punjab Congress continued after a brief lull on Tuesday as Navjot Singh Sindhu, the newly appointed Congress chief in the state, resigned from his post.
Navjot Singh Sidhu today resigned as Punjab Congress chief, delivering a big shock to the Gandhis, who may have hoped that changing Chief Ministers would help settle the turmoil in the state before elections early next year.
“The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner. I can never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab. Therefore, I hereby resign as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. I will continue to serve the Congress,” Navjot Sidhu wrote in a resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, which he posted on social media.
The situation was furthermore exacerbated as former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who vacated his post for Charanjit Singh Channi, said he is visiting Delhi. The former chief minister said that he is keeping his political options open and expressed his disappointment with the Congress leadership.
Amarinder Singh, promptly put out an “I-told-you-so” for the Congress leadership.
“I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab,” the former Chief Minister tweeted on his rival.
It to mention here that Punjab’s new chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi assigned portfolios to his newly inducted ministers on Tuesday, hours before Amarinder and Sidhu made moves which may make the Congress uncomfortable ahead of the polls next year.
Rana Gurjit Singh’s return: Sidhu was also disappointed with Rana Gurjit Singh’s return to the Punjab cabinet. There was some controversy around the inclusion of Kapurthala MLA Gurjit Singh Rana into the cabinet as several Congress leaders wrote to the high command asking them to drop him. Rana Gurjit Singh represents Kapurthala and was a minister in the Amarinder government but resigned after 10 months in 2018 was earlier removed for his alleged connection to the sand mining auction.
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