Punjab | Jagran News Desk: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday resigned from his state cabinet position. He was stripped of key portfolios following a public fallout with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

He tweeted his resignation. "My letter to the Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi Ji submitted on 10 June 2019," Sidhu said in his tweet.

In another tweet, Sindhu said that he would be sending his resignation to CM Amarinder Singh.

"Will be sending my resignation to the Chief Minister, Punjab," he tweeted.

Earlier, this week Singh held a meeting to review the power situation in the state in Sidhu's absence. He was allotted the power and renewable energy sources ministry. 

Just before the meeting, Sidhu had organised a press conference in Delhi in which he said that he cannot be taken for granted.

Singh and Sidhu have been at loggerheads since his controversial visit to Pakistan for the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan where he had hugged the Army Chief leading to a huge controversy back home.

The rift was further widened during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections when Sidhu and his wife accused Amarinder of having had a hand in the denial of ticket to her to from either Chandigarh or Amritsar.

Last month, he even met Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi in New Delhi and "apprised him of the situation" and also handed over a letter to him. He had tweeted pictures with Rahul Gandhi and captioned: "Met the Congress president, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation."

Earlier, Sidhu had said that he would quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost the elections from Amethi.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma