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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh accepts Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as State Minister. Chief Minister Amarinder has forwarded the resignation to Governor of Punjab Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore.

Talking about the development, an official spokesperson of the government stated the Chief Minister saw the resignation of the Minister today morning and has forwarded the resignation of the Minister to the Governor Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore.

The development came in the backdrop of news reports claiming the Congress is making efforts to sort out the tussle between the two leaders.

READ: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh yet to take a call on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation: Sources

Speaking to the media, Punjab Chief Minister, who was in the national capital, on Tuesday had said that he would take a call after reaching Chandigarh. ‘I would decide on his resignation after going through the letter’, he told media on Tuesday in Delhi. Punjab Chief Minister returned to Chandigarh on Wednesday evening.

While earlier on Monday, Punjab Chief Minister had said if Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.

Navjot Singh Siddhu, cricketer-turned-politician, on Monday sent his resignation to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, a day after he made the resignation submitted to Rahul Gandhi ‘public’. ‘Today I have sent my resignation to the Chief Minister Punjab, has been delivered at his official residence…’, said Congress Leader Navjot Singh Siddhu.

Earlier on Sunday, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister in Punjab Cabinet, announced to stepped down from Minister post amid the tussle between him and the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Navjot Singh Sidhu submitted the letter to the then Congress President Rahul Gandhi on June 10, however, he made the letter public on Sunday.

BACKGROUND

Both Singh and Sidhu were in a tussle since Sidhu visited Pakistan for the swearing-in ceremony of PM Imran Khan. Sidhu during the visit hugged Pakistan Army Chief that had later sparked a big political controversial.

The loggerheads between the two leaders get even more fuelled further with Sidhu’s wife accusing Captain Amarinder was involved in denying ticket for Lok Sabha Polls. Navjot Kaur Sidhu, a wife of Navjot Singh Sidhu, was seeking ticket from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat and later from Amritsar Lok Sabha Seat.

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