Angry MLAs Balbir Singh Sidhu and Gurpreet Singh Kagar wrote a letter to the Congress high command over snatching the cabinet minister post. In this, both the leaders have asked their fault. Strongly protested not being included in the new cabinet. Gurpreet Kangar even went so far as to say that loyalty to Captain Amarinder Singh had to pay a price.
With the first expansion of the Punjab government led by Charanjit Singh Channi, a new controversy has arisen. The new government has sworn in many new faces as cabinet ministers, but many senior leaders who were ministers in the Captain government have not been given a place in the new cabinet.
Expressing displeasure over the decision of the Congress high command, on Sunday afternoon, two senior Congress leaders of the state and former cabinet ministers Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Balbir Singh Sidhu said that they have been deliberately ignored. For many years, he did his best as a minister in his respective departments, but by inducting him into the new government, he has been treated badly.
Kangar said, “As the Minister of Power and Revenue, I worked day and night and brought back many things which had fallen into disrepair. Yet injustice has been done to me. Highlighting his achievements and successes as the Health Minister, he said, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked day and night to ensure that the people of the state do not face any problem but it is our Like this is not the way to deal with committed workers who have given the best years of their life for the party. Now they have been completely isolated.
Both the leaders wrote a letter to the high command
Both the former ministers have also written a letter to the Congress high command expressing their displeasure over being kept out of the Punjab cabinet on Sunday. He has asked the reason, because of which the high command ignored him. He said that he is with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. As per the advice of the high command, we supported the former Chief Minister Capt. Now we will work closely with the new Chief Minister on the instructions of the party high command.
Why was this done to us: Kangar
Kangar said that ‘if the high command had asked for our resignation, we would have given it ourselves. What has been done to us is quite shameful and also humiliating. His loyalty to former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has cost him dearly. We have been loyal to Congress and thus fingers are being pointed at us. We have never worked against Congress nor made any statement. Then why has this been done to us.’