A day after his resignation was accepted, politician and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu vacated his official bungalow.
Day after acceptance of his resignation, the cricketer turned politician and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu vacated his official bungalow on Sunday allotted to him by the Punjab government.
“Have vacated the ministerial bungalow, handed it over to the Punjab government,” said Sidhu in a Tweet. He once again evaded the questions posed by the reporters while vacating the premises on Sunday.
Have vacated the ministerial bungalow, handed it over to the Punjab Government.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) July 21, 2019
Sidhu has been avoiding the media for more than a month now. He is not responding to the calls of his colleagues either.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh had accepted Sidhu’s one line resignation on Saturday and forwarded it to the Governor VPS Badnore for formal acceptance. Hours later the Governor too had given his approval.
Navjot Sidhu was at loggerheads with the Chief Minister after June 6 when Capt. Amarinder Singh had divested him of his Local Bodies and Tourism and Culture Affairs department in a Cabinet reshuffle citing “inept handling” of the department and assigned him Power and New and Renewable Energy portfolio.
Sidhu didn’t assume charge of his new portfolio saying that if he accepts the power department, it would send out the message that he has accepted the “non-performance tag” given to him by the CM.
On 14 July, Sidhu had disclosed his resignation from the cabinet and shared his resignation letter on Twitter addressed to Rahul Gandhi bearing the date 10 June.
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