NS Amarinder Singh resigns The Congress high command’s “panic reaction” to salvage the situation ahead of the assembly elections as Punjab chief minister shows that the state’s ruling party is a divided house, the BJP said on Saturday. The BJP expressed confidence that the people of Punjab, having lost faith even with the Shironami Akali Dal (SAD), would choose the party in the elections due early next year as that alone could give the state a stable and progressive government.
Stating that the Congress is in panic as it is staring at defeat in the elections, BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh said that after demonstrating and failing to deliver, “the Congress in Punjab is licking the dust to revive itself”. ” Calling Singh’s resignation a “panic response of the Congress high command to salvage the party’s position”, Chugh said in a statement that the Congress would be wiped out in the upcoming assembly elections and that no firefight of any kind could help it. “The Congress mafia rule in Punjab will prove to be the last nail in its coffin in Punjab,” Chugh said.
Union minister and BJP MP from Punjab Som Prakash said Singh’s resignation clearly shows that the Congress is desperate as it is losing its position with every passing day. “The Congress is in decline, the Akalis have lost the confidence of the people, so we hope that the people of Punjab will give a chance to the BJP which can give a stable and progressive government in the state,” Prakash said.
BJP sources said the party is monitoring the developments in the state and the next steps. Amarinder Singh. Declaring that he was feeling humiliated, senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
When asked about the future course of action, Singh said, “As far as my future politics is concerned, there is always an option and I will exercise that option when the time comes.” “I am in Congress party. I will talk to my supporters and decide the future of politics.” The BJP, which was contesting elections in Punjab in alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), has only two MLAs and two MPs from the state in the 117-member assembly.
The SAD broke its alliance with the BJP last year over three controversial agriculture laws at the Centre. In Punjab, BJP leaders are facing the ire of farmers against the agricultural laws. Several farmers’ unions have said that they will not allow the BJP to hold rallies in the state.