New Delhi: Razia Sultana, who had been inducted in the Punjab Cabinet two days ago, resigned from her post on Tuesday. Her move came just hours after Navjot Singh Sidhu quit as the state Congress chief. Following Sidhu’s Resignation, PPCC Treasurer Gulzar Inder Chahal and Congress general secretaries Yogendra Dhingra and Gautam Seth also quit from their posts.
In her resignation letter to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Sultana said she is resigning “in solidarity with Navjot Singh Sidhu”.
Sultana is considered close to Sidhu. Her husband Mohd Mustafa, who is a former IPS officer, is a principal strategic adviser to Sidhu.
Earlier in the day, Sultana was given the charge of the water supply and sanitation, social security, women and child development, printing and stationery departments. She used to hold the transport department in the Amarinder Singh-led government.
Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned from the post of Punjab Pradesh Committee Congress (PPCC) chief, but said he will continue to be a member of the grand old party. His move comes over two months after his appointment as the PPCC president on July 23.
In a letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu wrote, “The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner, I can never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab. Therefore, I hereby resign as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress.”