Navjot Sidhu resigns as Punjab chief “as desired by Congress President”

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said he has resigned from his post.

In a Tweet, with a copy of his letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi, the cricketer-turned-politician wrote, “As desired by the Congress President I have sent my resignation.”

Sidhu’s resignation comes after Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday had asked its state unit chiefs in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, and Manipur to put in their papers, where the party suffered humiliating losses.

On Tuesday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had said in a tweet that the resignations were sought to “facilitate the reorganization” of the state Congress units.

Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has asked the PCC Presidents of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa & Manipur to put in their resignations in order to facilitate the reorganization of PCCs,” Surjewala tweeted.

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