Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Minister, posts resignation on Twitter


Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from his ministerial post. Sidhu took to his Twitter account and posted a copy of his resignation which he has submitted on June 10 to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

As per reports, Sidhu resigned from his post after his portfolio was changed. On June 6, in a portfolio reshuffle exercise, Singh divested Sidhu of the key portfolios of local government, tourism and cultural affairs and allotted him power and new and renewable energy sources ministry. Since then he had not assumed the new charge.

Sidhu was also snubbed when he was left out of the consultative groups which were formed by the chief minister on June 8, aimed to accelerate the pace of implementation of government’s flagship programmes.

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.