Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh Resigns From Lok Sabha
Amarinder Singh,the Congress’ Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and tendered his resignation from the House yesterday and also announced that Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Pargat Singh will soon be joining congress.
He expressed his pleasure on Sidhu and Singh joining Congress on twitter.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu & Pargat Singh will formally be joining Congress on November 28
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 23, 2016
However, reports have claimed that there has been no final decision on Sidhu joining congress as he had earlier created a furore in the Congress when he had said that he would join the party only if Amarinder was not in it.
It is also to be noted that the SYL agreement has become a major political issue in the poll-bound state in which Singh, a former Punjab Chief Minister, is leading his party’s campaign to capture the power from the SAD-BJP alliance, which has been ruling for a decade.
Reportedly, he had said that he decided to quit the Lok Sabha “as a mark of protest against the deprivation of the people of my state of the much-needed Sutlej river water.”
Singh was elected to Parliament defeating the present Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.