Published On: Sat, Jul 20th, 2019

Punjab CM accepts Navjot Sidhu’s resignation accepted

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted state Power Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation.

The Power portfolio will, for the time being, remain with the Chief Minister

The Chief Minister forwarded the one-line resignation to Governor VP Singh Badnore for formal acceptance, who too accepted it, said a Raj Bhavan spokesperson.

The Power portfolio will, for the time being, remain with the Chief Minister, said the spokesperson.

Amarinder Singh, who had been indisposed for the last two days since his arrival from Delhi, saw the resignation letter this morning and sent it to Badnore for formal acceptance.

Sidhu had reportedly sent his resignation on June 10 to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and tweeted the same more than a month later.

Thereafter, he had tweeted that he would formally send his papers to the Chief Minister, in whose Cabinet he had been allocated the Power Ministry as part of a reshuffle post the Lok Sabha elections.

He finally sent his resignation to Amarinder Singh’s official residence while the latter was in Delhi.

On June 6, Sidhu had been divested of the charge of Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs portfolios and given Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources in a cabinet reshuffle, the first after the Lok Sabha election results.

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