Home » News » Politics » Navjot Singh Sidhu Quit As He Couldn't Stand A Dalit Chief Minister in Punjab, Alleges AAP
1-MIN READ

Navjot Singh Sidhu Quit As He Couldn't Stand A Dalit Chief Minister in Punjab, Alleges AAP

PTI

Last Updated: September 28, 2021, 16:13 IST

New Delhi

Many within the Congress have conveyed to the high command that Navjot Singh Sidhu’s public utterances against his own government are harming the party ahead of the Punjab assembly polls. File pic/PTI

Many within the Congress have conveyed to the high command that Navjot Singh Sidhu’s public utterances against his own government are harming the party ahead of the Punjab assembly polls. File pic/PTI

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee ahead of the Assembly elections in the state early next year.

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday claimed that Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu quit from his post as he 'could not bear" that a Dalit has been made the chief minister of the state. Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee ahead of the Assembly elections in the state early next year.

In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu, however, said he will continue to serve the party. He had taken over as the state party chief in July this year. "This shows that Navjot Singh Sidhu is against Dalits. One poor son was made the chief minister… this, Sidhu could not bear. It is very sad," AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj told reporters. The AAP is the main opposition in Punjab.

In his letter to Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu wrote, "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. "Therefore, I hereby resign as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress," he further wrote.

It is immediately not known what prompted Sidhu to leave the post of the Punjab Congress chief.

Read all the Latest News , Breaking News and IPL 2022 Live Updates here.

first published:September 28, 2021, 16:11 IST
last updated:September 28, 2021, 16:13 IST