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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns: In solidarity, Punjab cabinet minister, general secretary step down

Navjot Singh Sidhu's sudden resignation from the post on Tuesday of state party unit chief has given a new headache to the Congress months ahead of Assembly election in the state.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 29, 2021 0:01 IST
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Punjab Congress news updates: Navjot Singh Sidhu's sudden resignation from the post on Tuesday of state party unit chief has given a new headache to the Congress months ahead of the Assembly election in the state. Sidhu, in his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, said he would continue to serve as a Congress worker. "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," he wrote in the letter. Reacting to Sidhu's surprise move, former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh quipped, "I told you so... he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab." By the end of the day, four more Punjab Congress leaders quitted from their respective posts in solidarity with Sidhu, pushing the party into a mess.

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  • 11:07 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    'Minor issues... will be resolved tomorrow': Punjab Minister Warring on Sidhu's resignation

    Punjab Ministers Pargat Singh and Amrinder Singh Raja Warring met Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as state party chief earlier today, and said that there are some minor issues that will be resolved tomorrow. 

    "There are some minor issues, that arose out of some misunderstandings and will be resolved tomorrow," Minister Warring said.

  • 10:28 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Sidhu's resignation as Punjab Congress chief not accepted: Congress MLA Bawa Henry

    Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation (as Punjab Congress Chief) has not been accepted, the matter will be resolved soon. There are 3-4  issues, they are being discussed in the party forum, high command will resolve them, said Congress MLA Bawa Henry.

  • 9:55 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    'Breach of trust': Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar slams Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar has slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu terming it as a breach of trust and placing his benefactors in a peculiar predicament.

    Taking to Twitter, Jakhar said, "It’s just not cricket! What stands compromised in this entire ‘episode’ is the faith reposed in the (outgoing ?) PCC President by the Congress Leadership. No amount of grand-standing can justify this breach of trust placing his benefactors in a peculiar predicament."

  • 8:53 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Punjab Congress MLA Pargat Singh reaches Navjot Singh Sidhu's residence

  • 8:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Punjab CM Charanjit Channi calls Cabinet meeting tomorrow at 10.30 am

    Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi called a Cabinet meeting tomorrow at 10.30 am at Punjab Civil Secretariat.

  • 8:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Gautam Seth resigns as General Secretary (in-charge training) of Punjab Congress

    Gautam Seth resigns as General Secretary (in-charge training) of Punjab Congress following resignation of party's state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu

  • 7:45 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation has not been accepted: Sources

    Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation has not been accepted. Top leadership has asked state leadership to resolve the matter at their own level first: Congress sources

  • 7:32 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Yoginder Dhingra resigns as General Secretary of Punjab Congress

    Yoginder Dhingra resigns as General Secretary of Punjab Congress 'in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu'. Dhingra is the third Congress leader to quit after Minister Razia Sultana & state party treasurer Gulzar Inder Chahal post Sidhu's resignation

  • 6:48 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    BJP Uttar Pradesh takes a dig at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • 6:39 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Punjab minister Razia Sultana resigns from Charanjit Singh Channi's cabinet

    Punjab minister Razia Sultana resigns from CM Charanjit Singh Channi's cabinet. Sultana, who took as a Cabinet Minister of Punjab two days ago, resigns 'in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu', who stepped down as Punjab Congress president earlier today  She says, "Sidhu Sahab is a man of principles. He is fighting for Punjab and Punjabiyat."

  • 5:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Gulzar Inder Chahal steps down as Punjab Congress treasurer

    Gulzar Inder Chahal steps down as Punjab Congress treasurer following the resignation of party's state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu

  • 4:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on former CM Amarinder Singh leaving for Delhi

    "Koi gal nahi," Captain Sahab has been our CM, no problem... He must have gone there (Delhi) to discuss Punjab issues: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on former CM Amarinder Singh leaving for Delhi 

  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches delhi

    This man (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is unstable... I am here to vacate Kapurthala House, the residence of Punjab CM in New Delhi. I am not going to meet any politician here: Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh in Delhi

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also took a dig at Sidhu's resignation

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also took a dig at Sidhu's resignation. Via Twitter he said: 

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    I have no information: Channi on Sidhu's resignation

    I have no information on Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation. If so, I will sit with him and talk. I have full confidence in Sidhu Sahaab. It will be settled if he is upset...though he is not upset with me: Channi

  • 4:22 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Punjab CM Channi holds press conference, minutes after Sidhu's resignation

    The condition of the farmers is getting worse day by day but the Centre is unaffected. I, as Punjab CM, want to appeal to the Centre to repeal the three farm laws. This (protest against three farm laws) is a serious issue, the Central govt should take it seriously. Punjab is a border state and should not be made another Jammu and Kashmir

  • 4:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Amarinder Singh likely to meet JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi today

    Days after resigning as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh is likely to meet BJP President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today, sources said.

  • 4:12 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    'Told you he is not a stable man': Captain Amarinder Singh's jibe at Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday took a jibe at Navjot Singh Sidhu saying he is an unstable man after the latter resigned as Punjab Congress chief. "I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab," Captain Amarinder Singh Tweeted. READ MORE HERE

     

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