I am appalled Shatrughan Sinha on Sidhus resignation from Punjab cabinet

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 18:56 IST Shatrughan Sinha said Navjot Singh Sidhu is supremely talented and popular sportsman and politician.HIGHLIGHTSCongress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday said he was appalled on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignationSidhu on Sunday announced on Twitter that he has resigned from the Punjab cabinetShatrughan Sinha also said that he hoped that he would certainly pray for remedial measuresCongress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday said he was appalled to hear that party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Punjab cabinet.On Sunday, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been at loggerheads with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and was stripped off key portfolios in the cabinet reshuffle in June, announced on Twitter that he has resigned from the state cabinet.Reacting to Sidhu’s resignation, Shatrughan Sinha said, “Rather appalled to learn of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation from the Punjab Cabinet & Ministry! He has been a supremely talented and popular sportsman/politician. Above all, a wonderful human being and man in demand, who is also a dear friend.”Rather appalled to learn of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation from the Punjab Cabinet & Ministry!He has been a supremely talented and popular sportsman/politician. Above all, a wonderful human being and man in demand, who is also a dear friend.Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) July 14, 2019Shatrughan Sinha went on to say that he cannot question Navjot Singh Sidhu’s decision to resign from the Punjab cabinet, however, he hoped that he would certainly pray for remedial measures.”While we cannot question his decision, one would certainly hope and pray for remedial measures soon towards resolving this unfortunate move….Jai Hind!,” tweeted Shatrughan Sinha.While we cannot question his decision, one would certainly hope and pray for remedial measures soon towards resolving this unfortunate move….Jai Hind!Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) July 14, 2019The 55-year-old Sidhu took to Twitter on Sunday, making public his resignation letter, which was sent just four days after his portfolio was changed.The resignation letter dated June 10 was addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.”I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet,” Navjot Singh Sidhu said in the letter to the Congress chief, which he posted on his Twitter handle on Sunday.The date of his resignation letter was a day after he had met Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi when his portfolio was changed.In another tweet later, Sidhu said he would be sending his resignation letter to the chief minister.On June 6, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had divested Sidhu of the Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs Departments and allotted him the power and new and renewable energy portfolio.Portfolios of several other ministers too had been changed in the reshuffle exercise.Ever since the portfolio reshuffle exercise, the Punjab minister and his wife Navjot Kaur have been maintaining a distance from the media.Sidhu had approached Congress president Rahul Gandhi on June 9 and had “apprised him of the situation” besides handing over a letter to him.Sidhu, a former BJP leader who had joined the Congress just ahead of the 2017 Punjab assembly polls, has been at loggerheads with Amarinder Singh for sometime now.The tension between Singh and his cabinet colleague had come out in the open last month when the CM blamed Sidhu for the “inept handling” of the Local Government Department, claiming that it resulted in “poor performance” of the Congress in urban areas in the Lok Sabha polls.ALSO READ | Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister, writes to Rahul GandhiALSO WATCH | Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab ministerFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Next I am appalled: Shatrughan Sinha on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation from Punjab cabinetShatrughan Sinha said that he cannot question Navjot Singh Sidhu’s decision to resign from the Punjab cabinet, however, he hoped that he would certainly pray for remedial measures. advertisementlast_img

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