Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from the post.
This comes after Amarinder Singh informed Congress chief Sonia Gandhi that he was not interested in continuing as the chief minister if the Congress continues to sideline him, sources said.
Amid the ongoing rift in the Punjab Congress, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has called for a meeting of the state’s Congress Legislative Party on Saturday.
The meeting will take place at the Punjab Congress’ headquarters in Chandigarh. AICC general secretary and in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat, in an announcement, said the decision was made after party had received “representation” from many of its MLAs in the state to “immediately convene” the meeting.