Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh has officially quit the Congress.
Singh has tendered his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday.
The 79-year-old former Punjab CM sent a seven-page resignation letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
“I actually felt deeply hurt by your conduct and that of your children who I still deeply love as much as my own children, having known their father, since we were in school together since 1954, which is for 67 years now,” said Amrinder Singh in his resignation letter.
He also referred to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as “an acolyte of the Pakistani deep state”.
Captain Amrinder Singh had stepped down as Punjab CM on September 18 following a prolonged tussle with state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Meanwhile, the former Punjab chief minister, on Tuesday, announced the name of his new party.
The new regional party that Captain Amrinder Singh has floated has been named – Punjab Lok Congress.
Recently, Singh had said that he is open to entering into an alliance with the BJP to challenge the Congress in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections.
I have today sent my resignation to @INCIndia President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 2, 2021