Punjab Congress chief hails Rahul Gandhi after Captain Amarinder Singh quits

Punjab Congress chief hails Rahul Gandhi after Captain Amarinder Singh quits

While Captain expressed his unhappiness with the party high command, saying he was “humiliated”, Jakhar congratulated Rahul Gandhi for having ended the controversy with an ” Alexandrian solution”.

Chandigarh: Punjab politics was further thrown into confusion after Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister in a rather dramatic end to his long-drawn tiff with Navjot Singh Sidhu as another chief ministerial probable, Congress Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar too joined the fray. 

While Captain expressed his unhappiness with the party high command, saying he was “humiliated”, Jakhar congratulated Rahul Gandhi for having ended the controversy with an ” Alexandrian solution”. “Kudos to Sh @RahulGandhi for adopting Alexandrian solution to this  punjabi version of Gordian knot. Surprisingly, this bold leadership decision to resolve Punjab Congress imbroglio has not only enthralled congress workers but has sent shudders down the spines of Akalis,” Jakhar said on Twitter.

After submitting his resignation to the Punjab Governor, Captain Amarinder Singh was seen in a rather belligerent mood as he conveyed his reluctance to speculating on who would be the next chief minister. A terse Captain said, “Make whoever you want”. 

Answering media queries after the resignation, Captain Amarinder said he would confer with his supporters to decide on the future course of action. But, he evaded questions about his future in the Congress. 

Earlier Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday submitted his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit, at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.

 Punjab Congress has once again been plunged into chaos as the Sidhu faction seems to have come out on top. Still, there are strong rumours that the former CM may launch his own political outfit.

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Earlier, his son had almost confirmed the news of his resignation via Twitter. 

 

first published:Sept. 18, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

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