Punjab minister and Senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the state Cabinet on Sunday.
He has submitted his resignation to the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Sidhu posted a tweet for the same and said “My letter to the Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi Ji submitted on 10 June 2019”.
My letter to the Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi Ji, submitted on 10 June 2019. pic.twitter.com/WS3yYwmnPl
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) July 14, 2019
Sidhu also tweeted that he will be sending his resignation to the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Around a month ago, Sidhu’s portfolio was changed. The erstwhile Local Bodies’ minister was asked to take charge of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sources. However, the former cricketer had not assumed charge of the new department.
He has also been criticised by Punjab Chief Minister for damaging the Congress prospects with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.
It was unclear as to why he had stepped down.
Last month, Sidhu even met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi in New Delhi and “apprised him of the situation” and also handed over a letter to him.
He had earlier vowed to quit politics if Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost the elections from Amethi.