Punjab Congress Crisis:
There is a stir in Punjab Congress after the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu from the post of Punjab Congress President, there was a stir at Sidhu’s house in Patiala till late at night. A meeting was held at Sidhu's house, which was attended by cabinet ministers Pargat Singh, Amarinder Singh Raja, and several MLAs.
After the meeting, the MLAs said that the matter would be resolved soon. But after the resignation of Sidhu, the phase of resignations has started in the Punjab Congress, that is, the matter seems to be getting complicated instead of being resolved.
Meanwhile, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi has called a cabinet meeting at 10.30 AM today. The meeting of the Channi cabinet was earlier to be held on 1st October, however, considering the ongoing resignation and political activities in Punjab, Channi has called the meeting today itself. According to sources, at present, Congress is not accepting Sidhu's resignation, and considering the matter, the party will adopt the wait and watch strategy.
After Sidhu's resignation, the phase of resignations has started in Punjab Congress. Cabinet minister and Sidhu's close aide Razia Sultana has resigned. Two general secretaries of Punjab Congress Gautam Seth and Yoginder Dhingra have also resigned. Also, Gulzar Inder Chahal has resigned from the post of Treasurer of Punjab.
Razia Sultana was also among those who attended the meeting at Sidhu's house, she described Sidhu as a man of principles and said that he is fighting for Punjab.
Many reasons are being considered important behind Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation. According to sources, Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned due to displeasure over three appointments:
Making Rana Gurjit a minister
Make IPS Sahota as DGP
Appointment of APS Deol as Advocate General
While the main reason behind Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation is being stated as he not being made the Chief Minister of Punjab.