Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday has resigned from the post of the Punjab chief minister amid the power tussle with Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. He submitted his resignation to the Governor at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. The development comes after various reports surfaced stating that Captain was believed to ‘tell his friends that he ‘can not continue with the humiliation’.
Addressing the press, Amarinder Singh said he felt humiliated by the way talks transpired. He informed that he spoke with the Congress president and told them that he would be resigning today. He said it had happened for the third time. He added that he is in the Congress party and would consult his supporters and decide the future course of actions. Informing about the new chief minister, Singh asserted that the party high command can make whoever, they have faith in.
Raveen Thukral, the media advisor to the Chief Minister, said Capt Amarinder Singh has resigned with his council of ministers.
Earlier, Captain Amarinder Singh’s son Raninder took to social media and wrote: “Haha indeed indeed must go now as I am proud to accompany my father to Raj Bhawan when he submits his resignation as CM of Punjab and leads us as head of our family into a new beginning et all.”
Reports further suggested that Amarinder Singh spoke to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and informed that ‘humiliation was enough’. Reportedly, he added that ‘it was happening for the third time and he can no longer stay in the party with such kind of humiliation’.
According to many media sources, Singh convened a meeting of party MLAs at his home to address the concerns and possible solutions. According to reports, Sunil Jakhar, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Raj Kumar Verka, and Inderjit are among the front-runners to succeed Capt Amarinder Singh if he steps down as CM.