WITH SIDHU BACK IN STATE CONGRESS, PUNJAB CABINET ACCEPTS AG DEOL’S RESIGNATION

After days of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s withdrawal of his resignation as Punjab chief of the Congress party, Chief Minister of the state Charanjit Singh Channi announced that the state cabinet has decided to accept the resignation of Advocate General A P S Deol’s resignation. The state hadn’t first accepted the resignation and Sidhu who came back put a condition that he’d only take up the post if the Advocate General was changed. “This soldier of Congress president (Sonia Gandhi), Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi withdraws his resignation. But I categorically state that the day we will get a new AG and DGP, I will assume charge,” he had told the press. 

 

The CM had put Deol’s resignation on hold after Sidhu made a verbal attack against them at a function. Sidhu questioned the status of the investigation into the 2015 Kotkapura police firing and raised concerns for the appointment of Advocate general Iqbal Pree Singh as the Director General of Police. While speaking to the reporters, cabinet minister Raj Kumar confirmed that CM Channi and Sidhu held a meeting to resolve their demands, “whatever misunderstandings will soon be removed”.

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