By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 02, Nov 2021, 19:06 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Nov 2021, 19:08 pm IST
New Delhi: Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday (November 2, 2021) sent a seven-page resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. punjab former cm also announced that the 'Punjab Lok Congress' will be his new party's name.
Taking to his official Twitter account, the veteran leader said, "I have today sent my resignation to INC President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. 'Punjab Lok Congress' is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the ECI. The party symbol will be approved later."
Singh, notably, had resigned in September as the Punjab CM and had announced that he will be quitting the Congress after months of a rift with party's state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. The 78-year old had told the media that the Congress leadership had let him down. Captain was then replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi as the chief minister.
Meanwhile, infighting in Punjab Congress continues as Sidhu on Tuesday slammed Channi for promising 'lollipops'. The state Congress chief said that Punjab's welfare comes from a roadmap and not by tactics. His attack against his own government in Punjab came after the chief minister announced an 11 per cent hike in dearness allowance for state government employees and slashed power rates by Rs 3 per unit for the domestic sector.
"Give people `lollipops` in the last two months. Question is from where they will (government) give it? Is the objective just to form government by telling lies and making false promises? Way of Punjab`s welfare comes from a roadmap," Sidhu said.