Navjot Sidhu Sidhu Resigns From State Cabinet, Tweets Letter To Rahul Gandhi
Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet Minister
Senior Congress leader and former Cricketer, Navjot Singh Sindhu has finally made his resignation public. Notably, Navjot Singh Sidhu’s key portfolio was taken away and assigned Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources in the cabinet reshuffle, which took place in June this year.
Taking to Twitter, Navjot Singh Sindhu shared a copy of his resignation letter that he sent to Rahul Gandhi on 10th June 2019. In the letter, he reads: “I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet.” In another Tweet, he wrote that he will be sending his resignation to Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh as well.
My letter to the Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi Ji, submitted on 10 June 2019. pic.twitter.com/WS3yYwmnPl
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) July 14, 2019
Days back, Amid rift with Punjab CM, Sidhu had taken to Twitter and shared pictures of him with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi after meeting them in Delhi. “Met the Congress President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation,” he wrote.
Met the congress President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation ! pic.twitter.com/ZcLW0rr8r3
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) June 10, 2019
Talking about the Congress performance in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Congress relatively performed better than most of the states. Yes, Congress won 13 Lok Sabha Seats in Punjab. However, the feud between Amarinder Singh And Sidhu was apparent ever since former cricketer accused Punjab CM of blocking his wife Navjot Kaur’s candidature from Amritsar.
When the result of 2019 Lok Sabha was out, Amarinder Singh held Sidhu responsible for Congress’ poor performance in the state. Sidhu then struck back and said that he was being unfairly “singled out” for the party’s poll performance.
Sidhu’s decision of resigning from the State Cabinet may add more trouble for the party, which faced a crushing defeat in the national elections. The party is already in turmoil in Karnataka and Goa where several party legislators have resigned.
Last week, Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is considered to be a close aide of Rahul Gandhi, and Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora stepped down from their posts.