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Punjab Political Crisis: Sidhu takes moral high ground, Congress leaders betrayed while Amarinder backs CM Channi

Ex-CM Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to quit Congress and form his own party. Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on other hand resigned from the post on Tuesday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as Punjab Congress chief on Tuesday, is miffed as tainted leaders, officers and even rivals are now in the Punjab government while there was also a series of resignations.

Amid political turmoil in the state, disgruntled former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday met with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in a bid to resolve the issues. Following the Sidhu-Channi meet, a Congress leader has claimed that all the issues have been resolved and the former Punjab Congress chief will withdraw his resignation.

Navjot Singh Sidhu has objected to certain top appointments and allocation of portfolios to Cabinet ministers.

Sidhu’s flip-flops and attempts to arm-twist party leadership into toeing his line has unsurprisingly miffed many of his Congress colleagues.

Congress leader Ravneet Bittu has questioned Sidhu’s timing to disrupt Congress’s high after cabinet formation. Without naming Sidhu, Bittu alleges he has a hidden agenda that could include an RSS angle.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, he clarified that he has no intention of continuing in Congress either.

“He has made it clear he wasn’t joining the BJP but had no intention of continuing in Congress, which he said was going downhill with senior leaders completely ignored and not given a voice,” ANI quoted the Office of Capt Amarinder Singh as saying.

Amarinder Singh is likely to float his own party shortly and as per the reports, 25 to 30 MLAs from Punjab Congress are in touch with him. The former CM of Punjab is expected to leave for Chandigarh this evening.

Former Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha summarised the goings-on in an acerbic tweet demanding that heads should roll starting from Delhi.

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