In a political twist, AAP leader Lop Harpal Cheema on Sunday has invited ex-Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to join his party as AAP welcomes anyone who works for Punjab's welfare.
"Look, we welcome all those who work for the welfare of Punjab youth, farmers and works in ending Punjab's drug problems. Our party welcome every such individual. Even Navjot Sidhu," he said.
Sidhu has resigned from his post. he still remains a member of the Congress Party.
Meanwhile, Punjab education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema has speculated that Sidhu's resignation was done in a bid to get better promotion for himself adding that Sidhu should have submitted the resignation directly to the Punjab CM.
"I think this is an emotional blackmailing for self profit. He should have given it to the CM earlier. Why did he emotionally blackmail him? It was just pressure for a promotion," he said.
Earlier in the day, Sidhu took to Twitter to share his handwritten resignation letter dated 10 June 2019, which he has submitted to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
The news of his resignation comes over a month after the cabinet reshuffle where his portfolio was changed from that of local government, tourism and cultural affairs to Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources Department. Punjab CM Captain Amarinder made the decision after Sidhu missed a meeting for the review of the cabinet chaired by him. However, Sidhu did not take over the new post despite it being over a month, thereby courting more controversy.
Sidhu has been at loggerheads with the Punjab Chief Minister after he denied Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu a ticket for the Lok Sabha elections. He and his wife have publically attacked the Punjab CM repeatedly during the election campaign. He has also courted massive controversy over his remarks attacking PM Modi, Smriti Irani and BJP.