Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said he has withdrawn his resignation as Punjab Congress chief, over a month after he took the decision to step down from the post. “I have taken back my resignation,” he said.
Making the announcement at a press conference here, Sidhu, however, said he will assume charge the day Punjab will get a new Advocate General.
“I have taken back my resignation,” Mr Sidhu told reporters, finally announcing what had been anticipated three weeks ago after his meeting with Rahul Gandhi.
“When a new Advocate General is appointed I will go to the party office and take charge,” he added.
Mr Deol had handed over his resignation to the Chief Minister on Monday following repeated attacks from Mr Sidhu, who wants him out for representing two accused cops in a sacrilege and police firing case of 2015.
Apart from the Advocate General, Mr Sidhu has also been pushing for the removal of IPS Sahota as Punjab police chief. Mr Sahota was the head of a Special Investigation Team formed in 2015 by the then Akali government to probe the sacrilege incidents.
Mr Sidhu resigned in a huff in September over his objections to the appointments made by the man who replaced his rival Amarinder Singh as Chief Minister – Charanjit Singh Channi.