PUNJAB: less than five months before the Assembly Election in Punjab, the chief minister of the Captain Amarinder Singh tendered his resignation from the post of chief minister.
Sources said that amid the ongoing political tussel with the newly appointed Punjab Congress Navjot Singh Sidhu, the chief minister has tendered his resignation.
The resignation was announced by the senior Congress leader's son Raninder Singh on Twitter.
Speaking to media Amarinder Singh said he felt humiliated. "I called up Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) this morning and told her that I am going to resign. The thing is, this is happening for the third time that MLAs are being called for a meeting, my leadership is being questioned," he said.
He however, cleared there is no plans for now to quit the Congress party, "but future politics is always an option".
Meanwhile, Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament elected from West Bengal's Asansol, Babul Supriyo, has officially joined the Trinamool Congress today after leaving the saffron party and declaring that he would quit politics. On July 31, Supriyo had declared that he would quit politics and also give up his seat as Asansol's sitting MP after he was removed as a Union Minister of BJP-ruled central government.
However, he stated that he would continue to work constitutionally as the MP even after quitting in the first week of August. While addressing the press, Supriyo said, "I meant it from my heart when I said I will leave politics. However, I felt there was a huge opportunity that was entrusted upon me. All my friends said my decision to leave politics was wrong and emotional." He added, "I am very proud that I am changing my decision. I am coming back for a great opportunity to serve Bengal. I am very excited. I will meet didi on Monday. I am overwhelmed by the warm welcome."