Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress Chief

In a letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress, on Tuesday, September 28, Navjot Singh Siddhu expressed his displeasure over the developments in the Congress over Punjab’s future.

Just days after Capt. Amrinder Singh stepped down as the Chief Minister of Punjab, Navjot Singh Siddhu has resigned from his position as the Congress Chief in Punjab. He was appointed as Punjab Congress Chief on July 23 this year. 

In a letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress, on Tuesday, September 28, Navjot Singh Siddhu expressed his displeasure over the developments in the Congress over Punjab’s future. He wrote, “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”

He further stated that he would continue to serve the Congress but has resigned from the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. However, he did not elaborate on the compromise mentioned in his letter. 

Capt. Amrinder Singh was quick to respond to the news in his latest tweet. He tweeted, “I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab,” reiterating his reservations regarding Sidhu.

The public feud between Singh and Sidhu has been long-standing since 2019, reaching a peak earlier this month when the former Chief Minister resigned from his post.  Amarinder Singh had thereafter questioned Congress’s decision, warning the party about Sidhu’s alleged connection with Pakistan and stated that it would prove costly to the party.

Charanjit Singh Channi, who became the State’s first Dalit Chief Minister after taking oath on September 20 — two days after Amrinder quit — said that he had no information regarding Sidhu’s move during a press briefing today but showed his support for Sidhu stating that he has “full confidence and faith in Sidhu Sahab.”

Meanwhile, Aam Admi Party has also responded to the news, claiming that Navjot Singh Sidhu quit as Punjab Congress chief because he “could not bear” a Dalit being made the State’s Chief Minister.

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