Navjot Singh Sidhu couldn’t stand a Dalit was made Punjab CM, alleges AAP
The Aam Aadmi party alleged on Tuesday that the president of the Punjab Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu, resigned from his position because he “couldn’t bear” a Dalit being appointed chief minister of the state. Sidhu resigned as head of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday ahead of parliamentary elections in the state early next year.
However, in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu said he will continue to serve the party. He had become the leader of the state party in July this year.
“This shows that Navjot Singh Sidhu is against Dalits. A poor son was appointed chief minister… Sidhu could not bear this. It is very sad,” AAP spokesman Saurabh Bhardwaj told reporters.
The AAP is the main opposition in Punjab.
In his letter to Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu wrote, “The breakdown of a man’s character comes from the corner of compromise, I can never compromise on the future of Punjab and the agenda for the good of Punjab,” he wrote in the letter .
“Therefore, I hereby resign as Chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. I will continue to serve the Congress,” he continued.
It is not immediately known what prompted Sidhu to leave the post of head of the Punjab Congress.
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