Punjab “humiliated” CM Amarinder Singh resigns; known as “open future options”
Ending a months-long suspense over the power struggle in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as head of state on Saturday, saying he felt “humiliated” by the developments of the past two months and claiming that there were “options” for him in the political future, which he will exercise at the right time.
The decision of Congress to embark on the big bang reshuffle in the state is akin to the BJP changing the lock stock of its chief minister and state cabinet to another state in Gujarat, linked to the ballot. However, the Punjab elections are only four months away and the internal division of the state runs deep, raising questions about the impact of the desperate attempt to defeat the ruling opposition.
Internal congressional polls had suggested the party might struggle to win the election under the outgoing chief minister, but an angry ex-MC may make matters worse for the party. Singh claimed he had fulfilled over 90 percent of the poll promises made in the manifesto, not made by any chief minister, and wondered “what else could I have done?”
“I am not angry. I feel abandoned. I feel humiliated,” he said.
Slamming his pet peeve, Punjabi Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has campaigned relentlessly against him, the chief minister called him a “disaster” and an “incompetent” person, whom he “did” will certainly not accept “as the next Chief Minister of the Punjab.
Meanwhile, a Congress Legislature Party meeting attended by more than 70 MPs, passed resolutions, asking party leader Sonia Gandhi to take the next CM and thank the outgoing Chief Minister’s contribution. state and party during his nine-and-a-half-year term. .
The meeting took place after 50 lawmakers wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to demand the removal of the chief minister, which many believe to be a play after the high command realized it was Given the deep division within party unity and the strong opposition to power, changing the 79 CM-years old would be the right decision keeping in mind the future interests of Congress as well.
A visibly upset chief minister admitted that he felt isolated and made no secret of his views on the CCP leader saying he would “oppose tooth and nail” if Sidhu replaces him as minister in leader, whom he accused of being an “anti-national element” recalling how Sidhu had in 2018 hugged Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Indications have emerged with CPC leader Sidhu being a Sikh Jat and given the chief minister’s opposition to his anointing for the CM position, the congressional leadership might take a middle course and have a Hindu face (most likely former CPC leader Sunil Jakhar) as the new CM for a few months until the elections.
Singh recalls, “Sunil Jakhar was my CCP leader.”
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“I will not agree with Navjot Sidhu. If Sidhu is to be the face of Congress, he will have my total opposition. I will not accept it because I know his capabilities. It is a total disaster. a minister of my government. He could not lead a single ministry. How can he lead the whole government? He will ruin the whole state, “said the chief minister.
He also dismissed the claim that Sidhu has the support of individuals or MPs saying “MPs respond to whatever Delhi wants”, saying he sees the hand of the party’s high command in his impeachment but refused. to answer why this was done, saying so for the leadership of Congress to say.
He expressed anguish at the party leadership calling on MPs to meet three times in the past two months.
“If there’s no confidence in me then there’s no point in me staying CM. Now I’ve quit. They can make anyone CM,” he said laconically.
Stating that politics is not a static game but a game in motion, Singh said: “There are options. When the options come, I will see,” the chief minister said, adding that he did not was not going to hang up his boots. near time.
However, it does not exclude the possibility of working with the BJP.
“Let’s drop this question of what’s going to happen. A task has been completed. There could be other tasks. What can I say. Politics is a long-term game. In politics, the options are never closed. J “I’m 80 and can work another 10 years. It wasn’t me who left like that,” he said.
He claimed he had many friends in politics, which he has cultivated over the past 52 years.
Meanwhile, the AAP opposition denounced the “struggle for the chair” to Congress.
“Congress is a sinking Titanic. It has already touched the iceberg. People have understood that. The biggest victim has been governance in this ongoing game of thrones in Punjab,” said the head of the PAA Raghav Chadha.