Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of CM on Saturday amid tussle with Congress’ state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
“CM Captain Amarinder Singh has met Punjab Governor and submitted his and his council of ministers’ resignation,” Raveen Thukral, media advisor to Singh, announced.
The development has come ahead of the emergency Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting called by Congress late last night citing “a representation from a large number of MLAs”.
Punjab ministers Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Charanjit S Channi, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh have arrived at the party office in Chandigarh for the meeting.
Congress observer for Punjab Ajay Maken has also arrived in Chandigarh with state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu receiving him.
Reports suggest that Sunil Jakhar, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Raj Kumar Verka, Inderjit are among the front runners who may replaceSingh provided he steps down from the CM post.
After the change of guard in Punjab with the appointment of new state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, a Cabinet reshuffle was scheduled on the cards. However, the reshuffling seems to have erupted the infighting in the state.
“There are always other optionbs”, Singh reportedly said after his resignation.