After a poor show in the 2017 Punjab assembly polls, the results of which were declared on March 11, Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal tendered his resignation from the post of Punjab’s chief minister in Chandigarh on Sunday.
The senior Badal, who won from Lambi, put in his papers after meeting Punjab governor VP Badnore and was accompanied by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Also, the council of ministers profusely thanked the people of state for their “support during the last decade for upholding the ethos of peace and communal harmony besides ensuring all-round development of the state.”
OLD ORDER CHANGETH
Congress’ chief ministerial face Capt Amarinder Singh could not have asked for a better gift on his 75th birthday.
The Congress returned to power in Punjab on Saturday with a thumping triumph, emphatically brushing aside the challenge posed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the first-ever three-horse race in the border state. The party is short of a two-third majority by only one seat.
Party sources suggest that Capt Amarinder Singh might take oath as Punjab CM on March 16.