Punjab’s so-far Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the state chief minister on Saturday and submitted his resignation to the governor of the state Banwari Lal Purohit.
This decision after a meeting of legislators close to the CM and it took place at Captain’s official residence in Chandigarh.
Amarinder Singh informed that he will continue to be a part of the Congress party and will decide his the future course of action after consulting with his supporters. He also said that high command can make anyone that have faith in, the next CM.
His resignation comes 4 months ahead of the Punjab state elections.
“…indeed must go now as I am proud to accompany my father to Raj Bhawan when he submits his resignation as CM of Punjab and leads us as head of our family into a new beginning et all,” Raninder (son of Amarinder Singh) wrote on Twitter.
It is being said that 50 MLAs wrote to Sonia Gandhi asking that Amarinder Singh be replaced as Chief Minister.
Earlier in the day Amarinder Singh called Sonia Gandhi and expressed that it was humiliating to him.
“I feel humiliated” said Captain Amarinder Singh after submitting resignation.