Punjab’s Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, resigned from the CM on Saturday during a political crisis in the ruling party’s congress in the province, which he was expected to vote in about four months.
A Congress veteran has applied for resignation along with his cabinet, his adviser told the media.
“Captain Amarinder Singh” met with the Governor of Punjab and presented his resignation to the ministers,” Raveen Thukral, a media adviser to Singh, announced on Twitter.
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Speaking to the media after his resignation, Singh said: “I have decided today to resign as Punjab CM, to inform the president of Congress (Sonia Gandhi) of my decision.”
“The thing is that this is the third time the party has called MPs. You have doubts about me… I feel humiliated so I have resigned, ”he told reporters.
He also said that Congress can make anyone leadership trust the prime minister.
Asked about his future career path, he said, “As far as my future politics is concerned, there is always an option and I will use that period when the time comes. I am in the ANC. I will talk to my supporters and decide the political course of the future, ”he said.
The development comes just hours before a special congressional meeting in Chandigarh convened by Congress last night citing “submissions by a majority of MPs”.
Punjab ministers Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Charanjit S Channi, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, and Speaker of Parliament Rana KP Singh, Punjab Congress Speaker Ajay Maken, and others will attend the meeting.
Reports indicate that Sunil Jakhar, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Raj Kumar Verka, Inderjit are some of the former runners who can replace Singh as long as he leaves the CM position.
After the change of security in Punjab by the appointment of a new congressman, Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Cabinet reshuffle was rescheduled. However, the reorganization of these reforms has already provoked a state dispute
A delegation of Ministers and Ministers who should have come from the Navjot Singh Sidhu camp met with Harish Rawat in Dehradun two weeks ago and asked to intervene in the matter. As a result, the party is unable to give a green signal on the Cabinet reshuffle.
After months of fighting between the Punjab Congress, Prime Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced his resignation on Saturday, which was approved by the country’s Governor. According to sources, the next prime minister of Punjab is likely to be from a camp led by Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Former Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar could be the first to elect the next prime minister, sources said.
Jakhar’s appointment as prime minister could give the Punjab Congress a combination of Hindu prime minister and president of the Jat Sikh Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), which would favor the party ahead of the upcoming general election.
However, it is also expected that Navjot Singh Sidhu may also be nominated for the top post as Sunil Jakhar is not a Member of Parliament in the Punjab Assembly.
Other names surrounding him include former PCC chief Pratap Bajwa, Congressman Rajya Sabha member Ambika Soni, and state ministers Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, and Tript Rajinder Bajwa.
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Meanwhile, two resolutions were passed at a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party in Chandigarh on Saturday. The first decision was to acknowledge the role of the government led by Captain Amarinder Singh in developing Punjab.
The second decision stated that the interim president of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, would elect a new Punjab minister and members of the legislature would have to accept the decision.
Only two members of Congress, including Captain Amarinder Singh, missed a Congress Legislative Party meeting.
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