In a surprising move, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday tendered his resignation from the post.
However, Sidhu said that he will continue to serve the party.
In the letter to Congress High Command Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu said that he cannot compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of the state.
Sidhu was being seen as a major contender for the Chief Minister’s face in the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.
The move from the leader comes barely 10 days after Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down as the state chief minister.
Taking to Twitter, Sidhu made the announcement and shared the letter he had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
“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,” Sidhu said in his letter sent to Gandhi.
The Punjab Congress chief’s decision comes ahead of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s Delhi visit amid speculation about his future course of action.
This is Captain Singh’s first visit to the national capital after he resigned on September 18.