Captain Amarinder Singh Saturday resigned from the post as the Chief Minister of Punjab. He met the Governor at Raj Bhavan and handed him his resignation letter.
Hours after he was asked to step down as the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Singh resigned from the ministry.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday. “I am feeling humiliated. I have been in politics for 52 years. I will talk to my supporters and then I will decide on my future in politics,” Captain Amarinder stated.
Earlier in the day, Congress high command Sonia Gandhi was learned to have asked Amarinder to step down to facilitate the election of a new leader. The Chief Minister, however, refused to give in. Sources said Amarinder spoke to Sonia this morning and told her he would rather resign from the party than face such “humiliation”. The state goes to the polls early next year.
Meanwhile, the Congress Legislature Party meeting is underway at the party headquarters in Chandigarh Saturday.
It has also been reported that the AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat, called for the meeting at 5 pm today in a tweet at 11.39 pm Friday. It is said that former PCC president Sunil Jakhar, once an associate of the Chief Minister, is among the names being considered for the chief minister’s post. Reports say, Amarinder Singh, has skipped the meet.