Navjot Sidhu stuns Gandhis, quits Punjab Congress chief post

Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as Punjab Congress chief just days after Amarinder Singh was replaced as Chief Minister in a series of events that had his approval. 

“The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner. I can never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab. Therefore, I hereby resign as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. I will continue to serve the Congress,” Navjot Sidhu wrote in a resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, which he posted on social media. 

The resignation, months before the Punjab election, has shocked the Congress leadership and is seen as a huge blow, leaving the party struggling for a face in Punjab ahead of polls, and also calls to question the decisions of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.  

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