Amarinder Singh submitted his resignation as Punjab’s chief minister. However, he is not quitting politics.
Causes That Contributed to Such Consequences
The Gandhi-Singh telephonic discussion has two different accounts. According to sources, Gandhi called him in the morning and informed him of the party’s wish. According to a source familiar with the situation, he is expected to retire soon.
However, according to other sources, Amarinder himself talked with Congress president Sonia Gandhi this morning and told her that he was being humiliated and would retire from the party instead.
In a letter to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, more than 50 MLAs demanded that Amarinder Singh be replaced as Punjab Chief Minister.
Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab Chief Minister yesterday, months before the election, saying he has been “humiliated three times” and that Congress can “appoint anybody they trust.” He further stated that “when the time comes,” he will “exercise his options.”
Next Probable Name to be Announced
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has resigned. According to sources, previous Punjab PCC president Sunil Jakhar, a former associate of Chief Minister Amarinder, is said to be one of the candidates for the chief ministership.
Rakhi Sawant of Punjab Politics
After Navjot Singh Sidhu released a video criticizing Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party on-farm reforms, Aam Aadmi Party MLA and national spokesperson Raghav Chadha stated, Navjot Singh Sidhu is the Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics.
Raghav Chadha explained why Sidhu suddenly targeted Kejriwal when Sidhu was embroiled in his controversy. The Congress high command has chastised him for his non-stop diatribe against Capt. As a result, he went after Arvind Kejriwal for a change.
Very soon, he’ll begin his vehement rant against Capt., according to the AAP’s leader. The power struggle between Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is ongoing.
The party’s cadre split between Amarinder and Sidhu, who have never worked together. While some of Sidhu’s advisers were chastised for their remarks, and the CMO barred them from speaking on matters beyond their remit, Sidhu continued to criticize his government.
He recently questioned Congress’s inaction on the drug problem. Sidhu took up the issue of farmers in recent days, writing to Amarinder Singh on Sunday, requesting action on farmers’ demands for the dismissal of ‘unfair’ FIRs issued during their agitation.
While Sidhu’s Friday video is related to this, the AAP called Sidhu’s letter to Captain a “stunt.” According to AAP member Harpal Singh Cheema, Congress leaders, particularly Sidhu, are acting as if they are in opposition.
Captain to Oppose Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Name
After resigning as Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh indicated that he would oppose any action that would make Navjot Singh Sidhu the new chief ministerial face of Punjab.
He further claimed that Sidhu would be a disaster since he has ties to Pakistan’s establishment. Captain Amarinder Singh declared in an interview with India Today that he would never allow that individual to come to power.
Captain Sidhu is an anti-national figure who has ties to Pakistan. “Sidhu has no support of any people. You’ll see when the time comes,” Amarinder Singh told India Today.
Amrinder to Continue Politics
Capt. Amarinder Singh announced after announcing his departure that he would not leave politics but would wait and consider his alternatives.
The veteran, Punjab Congress leader, claimed that the party’s top brass had “humiliated” him and that he would pursue his options in the future. Singh said he had “a lot of will and would remain active” as an Army soldier.
Singh also dismissed assertions from the Congress leadership that he had lost the support of MLAs, calling the claim a “lame excuse.”
While Capt. Amarinder Singh has held his cards close to his chest; his resignation as Punjab chief minister has opened opportunities for the BJP, which has been trying for nearly a decade to win the state from Congress.