Punjab Congress crisis: Captain Amarinder Singh is set to resign as the Punjab Chief Minister at 4.30 pm on September 18.
Party sources said Captain Amarinder Singh would resign from the chief ministership, and not from the party yet.
It comes ahead of the Congress Legislative Party (meeting) scheduled to be held in Chandigarh at 5 pm on September 18.
Sources said amid the Punjab Congress crisis, Captain Amarinder Singh was angry at 'humiliation' by the party leadership. It has come to light that a joint letter signed by 50 MLAs had been received by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to replace the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Meanwhile, the AICC has deputed party general secretary Ajay Maken and Harish Chaudhary as central observers to the Congress legislative Party meeting at 5 pm on Saturday (September 18). Punjab Cabinet ministers close to PCC chief Navjot Sidhu, including Sukhjinder Randhawa and Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, have been openly raising a banner of revolt against Captain Amarinder Singh.