Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Chief Minister allocates new cabinet
Punjab – Today Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as the chief of Punjab Congress, merely two months after taking charge of the top job. He wrote a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi in this regard as he cannot compromise with the future of Punjab.
This shocking decision came just a while after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi inducted fresh members in his Cabinet. Sidhu mentions in his letter that the collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner. I can never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab.
His resignation gave a touch of irony to developments in the Congress-ruled state, as it was at the bidding of a rebel camp led by Sidhu that the Congress leadership removed Amarinder Singh as chief minister. The latest development leaves the Gandhis in an awkward position, between the rebellious Amarinder Singh and the temperamental Sidhu.
Allotting the portfolios, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has been given home affairs, cooperation, and jails, his other deputy, OM Parkash Soni, has been allocated with the health and family welfare, defense services welfare, and freedom fighters.
Whereas some new ministers to are added to the portfolio list such as Randeep Singh Nabha, Raj Kumar Verka, Sangat Singh Gillian, Pargat Singh, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, and Gurkirat Singh Kotli. Many of Sidhu’s supporters have found a place in the Channi government as ministers but apparently, re-induction of some ministers, who are close to former CM Amarinder Singh and are facing corruption allegations as well.