Barely 10 days after Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the state chief minister of Punjab. Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as the chief of Punjab Congress party on September 28 today.
Congress leader mentions to serve the Congress
Reportedly Sidhu was disappointed over some of the appointments in the new state Cabinet, and sent his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
“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 the resignation letter, which he later shared on social media.
Sidhu, who was involved in a feud with former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, was appointed as the PCC chief on July 18.
CM Amrinder Singhi criticized Sidhu
The CM took to Twitter to react to the exit and said, “I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab”. After exiting from the chief post, Amarinder attacked Sidhu saying he has connection with Pakistan and would be a disaster for Punjab. He called Sidhu an incompetent man, who have given up the top post.
“For the sake of my country, I’ll oppose his (Sidhu) name for chief minister of Punjab. It’s a matter of national security. Pakistan PM Imran Khan is his friend. Sidhu has a relation with Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. Sidhu is an incompetent man. He is going to be a disaster. He couldn’t run one ministry I gave him,” Amrinder Singh added.
Earlier AAP leader compared Sidhu with Rakhi Sawant
Recently AAP Leader Raghav Chadha retweeted a previous tweet of Sidhu and criticised him saying, “The Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics -Navjot Singh Sidhu- has received a scolding from Congress high command for non stop rant against Capt. Therefore today,for a change, he went after Arvind Kejriwal. Wait till tomorrow for he shall resume his diatribe against Capt with vehemence”.