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Navjot Singh Sidhu Resign as Punjab Cabinet minister.

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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was sulking after being stripped of key portfolios in the Punjab cabinet reshuffle in June, has resigned from the Amarinder Singh-led cabinet.

Mr Sidhu on July 14 released a copy of his resignation on Twitter, which he said was submitted to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on June 10, 2019.

In the resignation letter addressed to Mr Gandhi, Mr Sidhu did not assign any reason for his quitting the Cabinet.

“I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet,” wrote Mr Sidhu in his letter.

Sidhu was also snubbed when he was left out of the consultative groups which were formed by the chief minister on June 8, aimed to accelerate the pace of implementation of government’s flagship programmes.

He has also been criticised by Punjab Chief Minister for damaging the Congress prospects with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.

Navjot Sidhu had earlier vowed to quit politics if Congress president Rahul Gandhi lost the elections from Amethi. The fact that Sidhu waited for over a month before making his resignation letter public indicated that he could have been waiting for reconciliation.

 

 

 

 

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Protect constitutional rights in Super Emergency era: Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that the country is going through a period of “Super Emergency” and called on people to protect the rights and freedom guaranteed by the Constitution.

On the International Day of Democracy today (Sunday), let us once again pledge to safeguard the constitutional values our country was founded on. In this era of ‘Super Emergency’, we must do all it takes to protect the rights and freedoms that our Constitution guarantees,” she tweeted.

The Trinamool Congress supremo has time and again said that the country is going through ‘Super Emergency’ under the BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre.

The United Nations General Assembly had in 2007 resolved to observe 15 September every year as the International Day of Democracy to uphold and promote the principles of democracy.

Ms Banerjee has opposed multiple central schemes, including the steep new traffic fines and the Citizens’ list, saying neither will be implemented in Bengal.

She also attacked PM Modi over his visit to the space research agency ISRO to watch the planned touchdown of the Vikram lander on moon.

“Suddenly, today he (Narendra Modi) has gone there (at the ISRO headquarters in Bangalore) … Now for the next four days the issue of Chandrayaan will continue to dominate. As if they (the BJP) have done everything in the country. (As if) they have invented science …” she was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.

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