The cricketer turned politician and TV celebrity Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as a minister in Punjab cabinet. He shared his resignation letter on Twitter.
The cricketer turned politician and now a controversial and very ambitious dissident leader of Congress Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as a minister in Punjab cabinet.
He has shared his resignation letter addressed to the outgoing party president Rahul Gandhi on Twitter bearing the date of 10 July. In his letter he has said, I resign from my post as a minister in the state cabinet.
Apparently, Sidhu is not pleased with the turn of events, i.e. reshuffle in the state cabinet and taking away of important ministries from him. Protesting the decision taken by the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amrinder Singh, he has resigned from his post.
Sources in the political circles say that this decision of Sidhu is not unexpected as a cold war between the two of them has been going on for a long time past now.
An over-ambitious Sidhu had an eye on the chair of the chief minister and this was the main strategy behind his switching side from BJP to Congress. He never recognised Capt. Amrinder as his leader, rather he treated him as equal and openly said in national media that the real captain of the Congress party is Rahul Gandhi and not Amrinder.
My letter to the Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi Ji, submitted on 10 June 2019. pic.twitter.com/WS3yYwmnPl
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) July 14, 2019
Sidhu never missed any opportunity to let Amrinder down. He had gone to Pakistan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister Imran Khan defying an advisory by the chief minister.
Sources also say that Navjot Sidhu was being provided oxygen by the Gandhi family and the Congress president himself.
That’s why his wayward attitude and all the objectionable statements went unnoticed by the party high command. Clearly, a pro-Pakistan, pro-Muslim and anti-Hindu stand of Sidhu suited the Congress Party.
On the contrary, Capt. Amrinder Singh took to a nationalist stand and always spoke against Pakistan. This irritated the Congress party and that is why a parallel lobby of Sidhu was being raised to counter Amrinder.