Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress President


Former Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the president of Punjab Congress. Sidhu has submitted his resignation to the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

Sidhu took to Twitter and posted the letter he had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The letter read, "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. Therefore, I hereby resign as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress."

Sidhu's resignation, months before the Punjab election, has shocked the Congress leadership and is seen as a huge blow, given that the Gandhis were warned about appointing Mr Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief. It was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who had pushed for Mr Sidhu, against all odds.