The Congress veteran stepped down as chief minister, capping months of energy tussle that had polarised the ruling social gathering within the state headed for elections in nearly 4 months.
“I really feel humiliated by the way in which talks transpired. I spoke with the Congress president this morning, informed her that I might be resigning in the present day … That is the third time in current months that this has occurred which is why I made a decision to give up,” Amarinder stated.
Dropping clear hints that the struggle throughout the Punjab Congress is way from over, Amarinder stated, “I’ve been in politics for 52 years and have been the chief minister for 9 and a half years. I’ll resolve the longer term plan of action after discussing with my supporters.”
When requested about who may very well be the brand new chief minister of the state, Amarinder took a dig on the social gathering management and stated: “Apparently they (Congress excessive command) should not have confidence in me and didn’t suppose I might deal with my job. However I felt humiliated on the method during which they dealt with the entire affair. Allow them to appoint who they belief.”
Amarinder Singh submitted his resignation to the governor forward of a scheduled essential Congress legislature social gathering assembly, during which a brand new chief was more likely to be elected.
Amarinder was engaged in a bitter political tussle with newly appointed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. The 2 leaders had traded open barbs. Nevertheless, regardless of Amarinder’s very robust and vocal opposition, Sidhu was appointed the state Congress chief by the social gathering excessive command.
The 2 leaders have been at loggerheads after Amarinder had modified the portfolio of Sidhu. Sidhu by no means took up his new project. In the previous few months, Sidhu had brazenly focused Amarinder’s authorities.
Amarinder Singh, who was Captain through the 1965 Indo-Pakistan Struggle, took the oath because the twenty sixth chief minister of Punjab in 2017 after the Congress received meeting elections with a majority.
He served as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee from 2010 to 2013.
Singh had served as a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for 5 phrases representing Patiala (City) thrice and Samana and Talwandi Sabo as soon as every.
In 2015, he was once more elected as president of the Punjab Congress. Singh resigned from Lok Sabha on November 23, 2016, and totally devoted himself to Punjab polls and the social gathering got here in energy within the state with a majority.