Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted Navjot Singh's resignation and forwarded it to Governor Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore, for formal acceptance.
The Chief Minister had in Delhi said he would see the resignation letter which had received at his Chandigarh residence in his absence, and take a decision. Capt's spokesperson said that the resignation had just a single sentence tendering Sidhu quitting the cabinet and did not have any explanation or elaboration.
Capt Singh had responded to the controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation on July 15. He said he never received Sidhu's resignation which the former Punjab minister had sent it to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi in June. The CM said that the resignation has been sent to his house on Monday and he is yet to read it. He spoke about the situation with Sidhu after he switched his portfolio from Tourism to Power ministry saying that it was one of the most important ministries in the state.
"In October paddy season will be on, (but) Punjab has not received even one shower of rain. Every day I receive a question that what is the situation of Power ministry of the state. Now, that is the job of the minister to do but he has not done it. Yesterday, I am told that he has given his resignation to the Congress president, today I was told that it has been delivered to my house," he said.
Capt Singh also added that Sidhu did not send him the resignation when it was sent to Gandhi in June as claimed by the former cricketer turned politician. "He had never sent it to me. He has now sent it to me at my house in Chandigarh. Let me read it first before deciding on it. He can send it to the Congress president after all Congress president decides who should be in the cabinet or not, even my cabinet ministry. Sidhu was taken in (the cabinet) as it was decided in Delhi.