The former Punjab chief minister said that despite the party and the government doing well under his leadership, he failed to understand the Congress’s decision to replace him.
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“Failed to understand Congress’s decision. We won all elections in Punjab since 2017. People were clearly happy with my government. But party leaders cut their noses to cut their faces, and to lose from victory. finished in position,” said. A tweet by Amarinder’s media advisor Raveen Thukral.
Failed to understand the decision of @INCIndia. We won all elections in Punjab from 2017 onwards. People were happy that I left… https://t.co/WHSmqHKnUA
— Raveen Thukral (@RT_Media_Capt) 1631975385000
Amarinder’s statement came hours after he resigned as Punjab chief minister, saying he felt “humiliated” by the recent developments in the state.
“I feel humiliated by the way the conversation went. I spoke to the Congress President this morning, told him I would resign today… This is the third time this has happened in recent months, so I decided to leave , Amarinder said after handing over the papers to Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
More than 50 Congress MLAs had written to Sonia demanding Amarinder’s replacement as the chief minister. The move put an end to the months-long feud between him and Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh. Sidhu.
Earlier today Amarinder spoke to the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and expressed his anguish at the “insult” meted out to him.
Talking about his conversation with the Congress chief, Amarinder said that Sonia apologized to him after she expressed her desire to resign.
‘Sidhu’s culinary connections’
Meanwhile, Amarinder said he would oppose any move to make Sidhu the party’s chief ministerial face in the state, adding that he was going to be a disaster and had links with the Pakistan establishment.
“For the sake of my country, I will oppose [Navjot Singh Sidhu] Name of CM of Punjab This is a matter of national security. Pakistan PM Imran Khan is his friend. Sidhu has links with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.”
“If Congress decides to project him as the Chief Minister of Punjab, I will oppose it. Pakistan is responsible for sending weapons, drones, explosives to our state. We have a common border and when you have big people at the top Knowing this, it becomes a matter of national security, so I will oppose it and will not allow it.”
Describing the Punjab Congress president as ‘incompetent’, Amarinder said Sidhu is going to prove to be a disaster for the state.
Amarinder also said that even though he has resigned from the post of Chief Minister, he is not giving up politics and will continue to fight for the issues affecting Punjab.
months of stress
Sidhu has been at loggerheads with Amarinder Singh ever since he left the Punjab cabinet as a minister in 2019. He had become more vocal in his views in the last few months.
Sidhu’s principal strategic advisor and former IPS officer Mohammad Mustafa said in a tweet that after a “long painful wait” of four-and-a-half years, the time has come to be the “CM of Congress”.
Last month, four ministers and nearly two dozen party legislators raised a revolt against the Punjab chief minister, saying they had no faith in Amarinder Singh’s ability to deliver on unfulfilled promises.
Sources said Sidhu, who is eyeing the chief minister’s post, is unlikely to be a possible replacement for the chief minister.
(with inputs from PTI)