Navjot Sidhu resigns from Punjab govt | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:00 AM, July 15, 2019

Navjot Sidhu resigns from Punjab govt

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Punjab cabinet amid ongoing tussle with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Sidhu yesterday released a copy of his resignation on Twitter, which he said was submitted to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on June 10, 2019.

After the cabinet reshuffle on June 6, the chief minister divested Sidhu of the Local Bodies portfolio and allocated him the Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources portfolios.

However, Sidhu, instead of taking charge of the new ministry, approached party’s central leadership in New Delhi to express his displeasure and appraised the “high command’’ of being singled out “unfairly’’ in the cabinet rejig on the pretext of party’s “poor performance” in the urban areas of the State in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

 

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