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Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh‘s advisor steps down over social media posts

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mali said, "I humbly submit that I withdraw my consent given for tendering suggestions to Navjot Singh Sidhu".
 

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singhs advisor steps down over social media posts-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 27, 2021, 5:33 PM IST
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Malvinder Singh Mali, advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu stepped down from his post following controversy over his social media posts.

Mali announced on Facebook that he was stepping down from the post. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mali said, "I humbly submit that I withdraw my consent given for tendering suggestions to Navjot Singh Sidhu".

Mali, in another Facebook post, claimed that the question of his resignation does not arise as he never accepted the post, reported PTI. "Neither accepted any post, nor resigned from any post," Mali said in a post in Punjabi, reported PTI.

Amid a power tussle in Punjab between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former had asked Sidhu on Sunday to rein in his advisers after two of them made “atrocious comments” recently on sensitive issues such as Kashmir and Pakistan.

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Attacking the Congress high command and party general secretary in-charge Harish Rawat without naming them, Mali said Punjab has become a gold mine for the high commands and Punjab in-charges in Delhi.

In a recent social media post, Mali had waded into the issue of revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. He had reportedly said if Kashmir was a part of India, then what was the need to have Articles 370 and 35A.

He had reportedly said if Kashmir was a part of India, then what was the need to have Articles 370 and 35A. He had also said, "Kashmir is a country of Kashmiri people." Garg had reportedly questioned the chief minister's criticism of Pakistan.

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