In an attempt to resolve the new crisis faced by the state government following the resignation by Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Punjab Congress chief, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is holding a state cabinet meeting. Sidhu’s resignation on Tuesday triggered other resignations, plunging the party into a fresh crisis just months ahead of the assembly elections.
Hours after his resignation, Razia Sultana, a part of the new 18-member ministry led by Charanjit Singh Channi, too put in her papers, expressing solidarity with the former cricketer. Punjab Congress general secretary Yoginder Dhingra and treasurer Gulzar Inder Chahal followed with their resignations. Amid a flurry of political activity, several state Congress leaders visited Sidhu at his home in Patiala.