Navjot Sidhu
Navjot Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Minister

Agency News

Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Punjab cabinet on Sunday following a long-stretched battle with chief minister Amarinder Singh.

On Sunday taking on Twitter, Sidhu posted his one-line resignation letter dated June 10. Sidhu’s portfolio was changed from the Local Bodies’ to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy almost a month ago but he was yet to take charge. The dissatisfied Sidhu was last seen beside Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on June 10 after which he has gone incommunicado.

The bitter relationship between the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleague has been out in the open for quite some time now. Just before he was stripped of his ministry, Sidhu had addressed a press conference in New Delhi and said he cannot be taken for granted.

The rift became even more evident when reacting to Sidhu’s mannerisms, Capt. Amarinder Singh had said, “Perhaps he is ambitious and wants to be chief minister.”