Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM solely months earlier than state elections



Congress chief Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab’s Chief Minister on Saturday solely months earlier than assembly elections within the state. The choice follows a long-running energy tussle within the Punjab Congress that had polarised the state’s ruling occasion.

“They could appoint somebody as CM on whom they’ve confidence. Regardless of the Congress president determined is ok,” mentioned Singh at an tackle to the media on the Raj Bhavan gate relating to his choice. “I had taken a call within the morning after chatting with the Congress President, I informed her I’ll resign,” he added.

Singh submitted his resignation together with that of his council of ministers, as per the CM’s workplace.

Over 50 MLAs within the occasion have written to occasion president Sonia Gandhi searching for that Singh get replaced as chief minister. Nonetheless, the choice got here after a gathering of legislators near the ex-CM at his official residence in Chandigarh just lately.

“I really feel humiliated by the way in which talks transpired. I spoke with the Congress president this morning, informed them that I can be resigning at the moment. That is the third time in current months in assembly MLAs, which is why I made a decision to stop,” he mentioned.

The resignation comes forward of the essential Congress Legislature Social gathering assembly slated for at the moment night.

“I’ll seek the advice of with my supporters and resolve the longer term plan of action,” Singh mentioned.

Singh was accompanied by his spouse and MP Preneet Kaur and son Raninder Singh when he submitted his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

“I’m proud to accompany my father to Raj Bhawan when he submits his resignation as CM of Punjab and leads us as head of our household into a brand new starting,” Raninder Singh mentioned in a tweet earlier.




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