A close aide of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has issued a statement amidst rumours surrounding the latter’s resignation from his post.
Raveen Thukral, the media advisor to Amarinder Singh, took to Twitter to write, ‘Media reports of CM @capt_amarinder resigning are humbug. He has neither quit nor offered to do so. He’ll lead @INCPunjab to victory in 2022 Assembly polls as he did in 2017. Urge media to stop speculating & spreading misinformation.”
Media reports of CM @capt_amarinder resigning are humbug. He has neither quit nor offered to do so. He’ll lead @INCPunjab to victory in 2022 Assembly polls as he did in 2017. Urge media to stop speculating & spreading misinformation. pic.twitter.com/MAl24yeQqk
— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPBCM) July 15, 2021
Rumours surrounding Singh’s resignation gained momentum after several media reports claimed that Navjot Singh Sidhu was being appointed the Punjab Congress chief ahead of the next year’s assembly polls.
Sidhu has been vocal against the Punjab CM and had even called him a liar.
Meanwhile, AICC General Secretary in charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat, has said that the party leadership was working on a formula to defuse the tension in the state unit. Rawat told reporters that the Congress leadership was ‘working out a formula where both the chief minister and Sidhu could work together.’
Rawat said, “Amarinder Singh will continue as chief minister of Punjab and the party will go to polls with him in the top position.”
Punjab goes to polls in February next year and the infighting in the ruling party doesn’t augur well for the Congress in its pursuit to seek a second term for Amarinder Singh.