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Capt Amarinder sends 7-page resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, names new party 'Punjab Lok Congress'

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, November 2

Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday resigned from the Congress and despatched a seven-page resignation letter to get together president Sonia Gandhi.

In a tweet, Capt Amarinder stated, “I’ve in the present day despatched my resignation to Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, itemizing my causes for the resignation. ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ is the identify of the brand new get together. The registration is pending approval with the Election Fee of India. The get together image will probably be authorized later.”

In his letter, Singh recalled outdated ties with the Gandhi household.

“I really felt deeply harm by your conduct and that of your youngsters who I nonetheless deeply love as a lot as my very own youngsters, having recognized their father, since we have been at school collectively since 1954, which is for 67 years now,” he wrote.

Singh had resigned because the Punjab chief minister in September amid a bitter energy tussle with Sidhu, the ex-cricketer favoured over him by the get together excessive command.

Days later, he had made clear that he’ll give up the Congress and float his personal get together. He didn’t rule out a tie-up with the BJP – if the farmers’ subject is settled – and different events, forward of subsequent yr’s meeting polls within the state.

Within the letter, Singh instructed Sonia Gandhi that regardless of realizing him “for the higher a part of his 52 years in public life” and that too at a deeply private degree “you by no means understood me or my character”.

“You thought I used to be getting on in years and must be put to pasture. I’m neither drained nor retired. I really feel I’ve lots to present and contribute to my beloved Punjab. I intend to soldier on and never fade away,” he wrote.

He once more expressed disappointment over Sidhu being made the state get together chief.

“Regardless of my profound reservations and over the unanimous recommendation of just about all of the MPs from Punjab, you selected to nominate an acolyte of the Pakistani deep state Navjot Sidhu who had publicly hugged the Pakistan Military Chief Gen Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, because the president of the Punjab Congress Committee.” The previous CM referred to as Khan and Bajwa the individuals chargeable for sending terrorists throughout the border to kill Indians.

“Sidhu’s solely declare to fame was that he would abuse me and my authorities frequently. I’m sufficiently old to be his father however that didn’t cease him from utilizing the filthiest and most vile language in opposition to me each publicly and privately,” he stated.

He accused Sonia Gandhi’s youngsters, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, of taking Sidhu’s aspect.

“Sadly slightly than being reined in, he was patronised by Rahul and Priyanka, when you selected to show a blind eye to the shenanigans of this gentleman who was aided and abetted by the Common Secretary In-charge Harish Rawat, maybe probably the most doubtful particular person I had the event to make acquaintance of.” Singh wrote angrily in regards to the Congress Legislature Celebration assembly in September that was apparently meant to oust him from the CM’s put up.

“Probably the most egregious act was the midnight conspiracy carried out in opposition to me at your and your youngsters’s behest by calling a CLP assembly over my head within the lifeless of the night time and that too by Twitter,” Singh stated.

“It was my prerogative because the CLP chief to have referred to as the assembly if the AICC desired it. It was solely early subsequent morning {that a} colleague knowledgeable me that such an outrageous act has been dedicated,” he wrote.

“You referred to as me at 10.15 am subsequent morning and requested me to resign. I did so with out batting even an eyelid. Nevertheless, the crude method through which the entire operation was executed by the undertakers of the AICC left a really foul style within the mouth,” he added.

Singh stated he hoped that no different senior Congress member is subjected to the “ignominy” that he was put by in the previous couple of months.

“I hereby tender my resignation from the Indian Nationwide Congress within the curiosity of my state and my nation,” he wrote. With PTI inputs

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