Chandigarh: After the high-voltage drama instigated by Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation as Punjab Congress Chief, Chief Minister Charnajit SIngh Channi has called for a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Sidhu, who was appoints State Congress President in July this year, had taken to Twitter to make the announcement. He had also posted a picture of the letter he had written to Party Chief Sonia Gandhi. The letter read, “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 [PPCC]. Will continue to serve the Congress.”
Just hours after Sidhu submitted resignation,many state party leaders also stepped down from the posts. While Razia Sultana resigned as Punjab cabinet minister, days after taking oath as a legislator, three other Punjab Congress leaders resigned from their party posts. Congress leader Yoginder Dhingra resigned as general secretary of the state party unit, Gulzar Inder Chahal resigned as treasurer of Punjab Congress and Gautam Seth also tendered his resignation as the general secretary (in-charge training) of the state Congress
Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has been logger heads with Sidhu, took a jibe at his resignation and tweeted, “I told you so, he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab.”
Meanwhile, Channi on Tuesday said that he has full confidence and faith in Navjot Singh Sidhu. “I have full confidence and faith in Sidhu Sahab,” the Punjab CM said in his resignation.