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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from Punjab government

File photo of Navjot Singh Sidhu. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 14, 2019, 12.32 PM (IST)

Former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday resigned from the post of Cabinet minister in Punjab government.

In a letter addressed to the Congress President, a cricketer turned politician said that he has resigned from the state Cabinet.

Sidhu tweeted an image of the letter.In the tweet, Sidhu has said that he had submitted the letter to the party president Rahul Gandhi on "June 10 2019".

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Sidhu was Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy in Captain Amrinder Singh's government.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister’s office has confirmed that they had not received Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation letter.