Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as the president of Punjab Congress. However, he will continue to serve the Congress party, he said.
Sidhu took to Twitter to make the announcement. He posted the letter he had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Soon after his, former chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday dubbed the cricketer-turned-politician as a man who is “not stable” and “not fit” for the border state.
“I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of punjab,” Singh tweeted. Sidhu resigned as the PCC chief and sent his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday.
Sidhu, however, said he will continue to serve the party. Sidhu had taken 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 the Congress,” he further wrote.
Singh has been vehemently opposing Sidhu and has alleged that he has links with Pakistan. The former chief minister has openly challenged Sidhu, saying he will oppose him tooth and nail.
Sidhu was instrumental in the ouster of Singh, who quit as chief minister earlier this month.
“I have no information. I have full confidence and faith in Sidhu Sahab,” said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on being asked about Sidhu’s resignation as Punjab Congress chief
The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday claimed that Sidhu quit from his post as he “could not bear” that a Dalit has been made the chief minister of the state.
“This shows that Navjot Singh Sidhu is against Dalits. One poor son was made the chief minister… this, Sidhu could not bear. It is very sad,” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj told reporters.