Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
Navjot Singh Sidhu and former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh (File)
Taking a dig at Navjot Singh Sidhu after he resigned as the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said “he was not a stable man”.
“I told you so, he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab,” Amarinder Singh tweeted.
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Navjot Sidhu, however, said he would continue to serve the party. Sidhu took over as the state party chief in July this year.
“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.
“Therefore, I hereby resign as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve Congress,” he further wrote.
The development comes amid speculation that Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda, sources said.
However, Raveen Thukral, media advisor to Amarinder Singh, said Amarinder Singh was on a personal visit to Delhi. “Too much is read into Amarinder Singh’s visit to Delhi. He’s on a personal visit, during which he’ll meet some friends and also vacate Kapurthala house for the new CM. No need for any unnecessary speculation,” Raveen Thukral told ANI.
Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab with less than five months to go for the assembly election after a protracted power struggle with state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Amarinder Singh was replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi as Punjab Chief Minister.
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