New Delhi, July 15: Indian National Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu sent his resignation letter to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday, a day after he made his resignation to Rahul Gandhi 'public'. "Today I have sent my resignation to the Chief Minister Punjab, has been delivered at his official residence", said cricketer-turned-politician in a tweet. Amarinder Singh has responded to the development and said he has no issues with Sidhu. Navjot Singh Sidhu Resigns From Punjab Cabinet, Tweets Resignation Letter.
"I have no issues with him, I had in fact given him a very important portfolio after the reshuffle. It was his decision to quit the Cabinet. I have been told that he has sent the letter to my office, will go through it and then see what is to be done," Singh said while speaking to news agency ANI. Navjot Kaur 'Rejected' Ticket From Chandigarh? Navjot Sidhu Reiterates Charge, Amarinder Singh Denies.
Tweet by ANI:
Punjab CM on Navjot Singh Sidhu: I have no issues with him, I had in fact given him a very important portfolio after the reshuffle. It was his decision to quit the Cabinet. I have been told that he has sent the letter to my office, will go through it&then see what is to be done. https://t.co/PhWK9OmY7M
— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2019
Responding to Navjot Kaur Sidhu given ticket from Bathinda, Punjab CM said, "I have never opposed Mrs Sidhu, in fact, I was the one who recommended to Rahul Ji that she contests from Bathinda. It was Sidhu who said that his wife will not contest from Bathinda but from Chandigarh. So it was not for him to decide this, the party decides these things."
According to reports, the former cricketer was unhappy after his portfolio was changed following a cabinet reshuffle. He was made the minister of Power and Renewable energy. Since then, he had not assumed the office. There were also war of words between Singh and Sidhu, the duo was spotted targeting each other on several occasions.