Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress Chieftext_fields
Navjot Sidhu has resigned as Punjab Congress chief, reports ANI. In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu, however, said he will continue to serve the party.
"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 the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. I will continue to serve the Congress," Navjot Sidhu wrote in his resignation letter.
Sidhu had taken over as the state party chief in July this year.
It is immediately not known what prompted Sidhu to leave the post of the Punjab Congress chief but he announced his resignation on his Twitter handle in just an hour after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced the allocation of portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues.
Meanwhile, reacting to the development, former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, "I told you so... he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab."