Navjot Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief, triggers crisis in party
Sidhu quit the post shortly after the allocation of portfolios to the members of the new state Cabinet.
Sidhu had taken over as the state party chief in July amid a leadership tussle with Amarinder Singh, who stepped down as CM 10 days back while accusing the party of high command of humiliating him.
The cricketer-turned-politician didn't elaborate why he has quit.
''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 said in his letter to Sonia Gandhi.
"I told you so… he is not a stable man not fit for the border state of Punjab," the former CM tweeted.
The abrupt resignation took place on a day Amarinder Singh was headed for Delhi.
Singh's travel plan had triggered speculation that he might meet some BJP leaders.
Sidhu's resignation has also prompted speculation over the next move of the politician, who was with the BJP before he joined the Congress.
Channi, who took charge last week, is the state's first Schedule Caste chief minister.
The opposition had, however, charged that he was being overshadowed by Sidhu, who they claimed would end up being the party face when the assembly elections are held.
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