NEW DELHI: Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday took a dig at Navjot Singh Sidhu after he resigned as Punjab Congress chief, calling him "not a stable man".
"I told you so… he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of Punjab," Amarinder said on Twitter moments after Sidhu announced his resignation.
I told you so…he is not a stable man and not fit for the border state of punjab.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) 1632823164000
Sidhu on Tuesday stepped down as the PCC chief saying that he has quit the post as he "can never compromise on Punjab's future".
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu, however, said he will continue to serve the party.
"The collapse of a man's character stems from the compromise corner, I can never compromise on Punjab's future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab," he wrote in the letter.
"Therefore, I hereby resign as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress," he added.
https://t.co/L5wdRql5t3— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) 1632821434000
Sidhu's resignation comes two days after Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi carried out his first cabinet expansion, inducting 15 Cabinet Ministers which included seven new entrants ahead of assembly elections.
Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder Singh is scheduled to arrive in Delhi to meet Union home minister Amit Shah late on Tuesday evening. It will be his first visit to the national capital after he resigned on September 18. According to sources, Amarinder Singh is also expected to hold meetings with BJP national president JP Nadda.