Punjab ministers question Capt Amarinder’s party, credentials as Sonia Gandhi accepts his resignation
AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal on Wednesday announced that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had accepted Amarinder Singh's resignation.
Two Punjab ministers, an MP and the chief strategic advisor to state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, took to social media to launch an attack on veteran leader, former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh On a day Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepted his resignation from primary membership of the party.
AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal on Wednesday announced that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had accepted Amarinder Singh's resignation. The former Punjab CM had on Tuesday resigned from the Congress, while accusing Sonia Gandhi and Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of hatching a “midnight conspiracy” to oust him. Singh, in his seven-page letter to Sonia Gandhi, made public on Twitter, had also lashed out at Sidhu calling him an “acolyte of the Pakistani deep state”, and terming former AICC incharge for Punjab Harish Rawat as a “dubious individual”.
Punjab ministers Pargat Singh and Amarinder Singh Raja Warring slammed Singh over his new party and affability with the BJP. Sports and Education Minister, Pargat lashed out at Amarinder over his new party – Punjab Lok Congress – saying it is neither for “Punjabis” nor for “Lok”, and certainly not the “Congress”.
Transport department head Warring cornered the former CM for attacking Sidhu over his alleged Pakistan links and Singh’s relations with the BJP. “As U now r ‘seat sharing’ with anti-farmer BJP here r few pictures of ur new found BumChums,” tweeted Warring tagging photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the then Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan in 2015.