Three Punjab Congress MLAs Quit Vidhan Sabha Panels, Infighting Intensifies In Punjab Congress

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Senior Congress MLAs Rakesh Pandey of Ludhiana (North), Amrik Singh Dhillon of Samrala and Randeep Singh Nabha of Amloh on Monday tendered their resignations from Vidhan Sabha panels in protest against being ignored in the recent Punjab cabinet expansion.

They submitted their resignations to Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh.

Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey said, We have tendered our resignations from the Vidhan Sabha committee to the Speaker here today, “My seniority has been ignored when the cabinet expansion took place. I am a six-time MLA and have worked for the party,” he added.

MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon of Samrala, said, “What will we do with the chairmanship (of Vidhan Sabha Committee).” “The CM promised to consider seniority in giving ministerial berths. But one-time and two time MLAs have been chosen over us,” he added.

They said they would meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi to register their protest and decide the future course of action.