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'He is not a stable man': Amarinder on Sidhu's resignation as PCC chief

Sidhu was instrumental in the ouster of Amarinder Singh, who quit as Punjab chief minister earlier this month

Navjot Singh Sidhu | Punjab

Agencies  |  Chandigarh 

Punjab Cong chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor, under fire over his controversial comments on Kashmir, quit on Friday
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Soon after the resignation of as the Congress president, former chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday dubbed the cricketer-turned-politician as a man who is "not stable" and "not fit" for the border state.

"I told you so...he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of punjab," Singh tweeted. Sidhu resigned as the PCC chief and sent his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday.

Sidhu, however, said he will continue to serve the party. Sidhu had taken over as the state party chief in July this year.

"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," he wrote in the letter.

"Therefore, I hereby resign as the president of the Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress," he further wrote.

Singh has been vehemently opposing Sidhu and has alleged that he has links with Pakistan. The former chief minister has openly challenged Sidhu, saying he will oppose him tooth and nail.

Sidhu was instrumental in the ouster of Singh, who quit as chief minister earlier this month.

"I have no information. I have full confidence and faith in Sidhu Sahab," said Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on being asked about Sidhu's resignation as Punjab Congress chief

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday claimed that Sidhu quit from his post as he "could not bear" that a Dalit has been made the chief minister of the state.

"This shows that is against Dalits. One poor son was made the chief minister... this, Sidhu could not bear. It is very sad," AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj told reporters.

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First Published: Tue, September 28 2021. 15:24 IST