Razia Sultana, Pargat Singh Resigns Hours After Navjot Singh Sidhu Resigns

Chandigarh : Razia Sultana resigned from the cabinet after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns on Tuesday. She quits in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Her resignation came hours after she was in water supply and sanitation, social security, women and child development, printing, and stationery departments in the Punjab’s new Cabinet under Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

In her letter she stated that she is resigning in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu but will still continue to work as a party worker. She wrote, “I, Razia Sultana, hereby resign as Cabinet Minister, Punjab in solidarity with SH Navjot Singh Sidhu, PPCC President and millions of Congress workers across the state. I will continue to work for the party as a party worker in best interest of Punjab. My heartful thanks to Smt Sonia Gandhi Ji, Hon’ble Congress President an SH Rahul Gandhi Ji for countless blessings on me and my family in hours of our need.”

President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as Punjab Congress Chief.

Sidhu has said that Amarinder Singh was replaced as Chief Minister in a series of events that had his approval. He tweeted his resignation, “”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. I will continue to serve the Congress,” Navjot Sidhu wrote in his resignation letter.

Punjab Congress drama began when in July, the Congress party appointed Navjot Sidhu as its Punjab Chief even though Captain Amarinder Singh was not happy with the decision. Following this, in August, four ministers and approximately two dozen party legislators raised complaints against Amarinder Singh which pointed out a fact that they did not believe in him anymore. 

Previously Amarinder Singh said that he has no intentions to leave Congress and will take a decision in future if any. Several media reports also said that Sonia Gandhi had told Captain to resign and therefore the emergency meeting was schedule in the evening. The meeting which will be held at 5pm will now decide who will become the new Chief Minister of Punjab.

After his resignation, BJP leaders including Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij and party national general secretary Tarun Chugh had invited Captain to join hands with BJP.

Not only, Amarinder Singh, but all nationalist forces in Punjab should join hands “to defeat the gameplan of the Congress”, Vij had said.

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