Former CM of Indian Punjab Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress

Chandigarh, November 03 (KMS): Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Indian Punjab resigned from the Congress and sent a seven-page letter to party President Sonia Gandhi.

Amarinder Singh has also announced to launch his own party the Punjab Lok Congress.

Amarinder Singh in a tweet said, “I have sent my resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the Election Commission of India. The party symbol will be approved later.”

Amarinder Singh had quit as the chief minister in September after a power tussle with state Congress chief and cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.

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