Congress has got another setback in Punjab. First Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Punjab Congress Committee. Now the news is coming that Razia Sultana, who joined the Punjab cabinet two days ago, has also resigned. Today has been a very bad day for the Congress in terms of Punjab.
Razia Sultana took over as the cabinet minister of Punjab two days ago. He has resigned “in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu”. “Sidhu sahib is a man of principles. He is fighting for Punjab and Punjabiyat.
Razia Sultana, who took as a Cabinet Minister of Punjab two days ago, resigns “in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu”, who stepped down as Punjab Congress president earlier today
She says, “Sidhu Sahab is a man of principles. He is fighting for Punjab and Punjabiyat.” pic.twitter.com/XyL1fY4Ysq
— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2021
Let us tell you that Navjot Singh Sidhu surprised everyone by resigning from the post of Punjab Congress President on Tuesday. Sidhu remained in this position for less than five weeks. While Captain Amarinder Singh was on the post of CM, there was a situation of long standing between Sindhu and him. First Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of CM and now Sidhu has resigned from the post of Punjab Congress President.
Why did cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu resign from this post? There are different speculations about this. The Congress leadership supported Sidhu’s choice Charanjit Singh Channi as the first Dalit Chief Minister of Punjab. But Sidhu is said to be angry with Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa being made deputy CM.
Sidhu himself is also a Jat Sikh. It is believed that Sidhu was in danger after Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa was promoted. In fact, his target was on the 2022 assembly elections, in which he was seeing himself as a contender for the post of Chief Minister. But Sidhu considers Randhawa to be an obstacle in front of his ambitions.