Prevailing crisis in Punjab state agravated today with Navjot Singh Sidhu‘s surprise and sudden resignation as chief of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee PPCC. “I told you so… he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab,” said Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab, shortly after. Punjab cabinet minister Razia Sultana also quit hours later “in support of Navjot Sidhu”.
The resignations came just months ahead the Punjab assembly elections. Congressman Sidhu, in his letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, said he will continue to be in the party. He had taken over as the state party chief in July 2021.
“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 wrote in the letter. Meanwhile, Amarinder Singh days after his unceremonious exit from the government. His visit is “personal” and there is “no need for speculation”, the former Punjab Chief Minister’s media advisor tweeted today. He had resigned amid a bitter power game with Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. After resigning as Punjab chief minister, Amarinder Singh had said he felt “humiliated.”