Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief


In yet another setback to the Congress, its newly appointed Punjab unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the post following differences with the party over the formation of a new Cabinet. The new Chief Minister Charanjeet Singh Channi said he is confident of resolving the issues in the party.

Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, meanwhile, is in Delhi, reportedly to meet the BJP leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. He said in Twitter, “I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab.”

Channi told presspersons in Chandigarh that Sidhu will not leave the Congress. He added that he is holding consultations with all stakeholders before taking decisions.

Sidhu said in his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi that he will continue to serve the Congress. “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 the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee,” he said.



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