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Added on : 2019-07-14 15:08:16

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who did not take charge of his new ministry after the cabinet reshuffle in Punjab last month, today said that he has resigned from the state cabinet. He was stripped of key portfolios in the cabinet reshuffle following a public fallout with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Mr Sidhu tweeted a copy of his resignation letter dated June 10 which he submitted to Rahul Gandhi. "I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet," the 55-year-old leader wrote in the letter.

In another tweet, he wrote: "Will be sending my resignation to the Chief Minister, Punjab.

The resignation comes amid reports regarding his failure to take charge as state power minister, a month after he was divested of the departments of local government, and tourism and cultural affairs.

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