Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu’s advisor Malwinder Singh Mali on Friday announced that he has resigned from the post in a Facebook post.
Mali had landed in hot water for his controversial remarks on Jammu and Kashmir. In a press statement on Friday, he blamed Punjab leaders including Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for the “hate campaign” launched against his ideas.
He also added that Punjab politics is “by and largely devoid of intellect” and that it is not “willing to accept any major effective change for the welfare of Punjab.”
In the Facebook post, he said that his views on Jammu and Kashmir were personal and that it does not have any relation with any political parties or Navjot Sidhu.
“Although Indian Constitution gives me right to express my independent, different views and to oppose government’s decision. But at present, I feel that my post was ill-timed,” he said in the post.
“My views on social media are being presented by some political powers and Godi media to fulfil selfish motives. I am not responsible for this,” he further added.
Malwinder Singh Mali’s statement in which he called Kashmir a separate state and both India and Pakistan its illegal occupants was met criticism from all sides. He was slammed by Amarinder Singh, calling the remarks “anti-national”.