Chandigarh: The turmoil within the ruling Congress in Punjab refuses to subside. Just 10 days after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab, the state’s Congress president Navjyot Singh Sidhu, too, quit from his post.
After the news broke out, Amarinder Singh tweeted, “I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of punjab.”
Sidhu wrote a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, informing her of his decision to step down from his post. His vaguely phrased letter, which gave no clear reason behind his move, read, “The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner. I will never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab.”
He added that he “would continue to serve Congress”.
Sidhu’s resignation comes just over two months after he took charge as the state Congress president. The move, coming so soon after Amarinder Singh’s exit has also led to questions being raised about his motives behind taking up the post in the first place.
Will Amarinder Singh join BJP?
Former CM Amarinder Singh will visit Delhi on Tuesday. He is scheduled to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital. He is also likely to meet BJP national president JP Nadda, triggering speculations that he may join the party.
However, Amarinder Singh’s media advisor Raveen Thukral has reportedly rubbished the buzz, calling it a “personal visit” during which he will meet friends and vacate the Kapurthala house for the new CM.
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