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Wednesday 31st May 2023 / 9 Shawwal 1444

Navjot Singh Sidhu takes back resignation as Punjab Congress chief

Navjot singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu has withdrawn his resignation as the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).

Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he has taken back his resignation as Punjab Congress chief. “I categorically state that the day new Advocate General will be appointed and a new panel will come, I will take charge of my office. It was not any personal ego,” Sidhu said.

On 28th September, Sidhu had quit his post shortly after the allocation of portfolios to the members of the new state cabinet under Charanjit Singh Channi. “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,” Sidhu in a letter to party interim chief Sonia Gandhi.

“Therefore, I hereby resign as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress,” he wrote. However, on 15th October, AICC in charge of state Harish Rawat had stated that Sidhu will continue to be the chief of Punjab Congress.

“He (Sidhu) shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi. We have told him that his concerns will be taken care of here. He assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the PCC president,” Rawat said.  Sidhu had also clarified that all his concerns have been resolved.

Singh also recently tendered his resignation from the primary membership of Congress which has also been accepted by Sonia Gandhi. The former chief minister has launched a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’.

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