Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as head of the Punjab Congress Committee Thursday, sparking a wave of social media backlash. The state Congress has been wracked by infighting for months, and Twitter users are still reeling from the deluge that was former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's departure. Sidhu is believed to be dissatisfied with the appointment of corruption-accused Rana Gurjeet Singh to the cabinet of new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his failure to be considered for the Chief Ministerial seat despite a public challenge to Amarinder Singh.
Twitter is the place to be on any given day if you want to hear about political hot takes. Thus memes about Sidhu's move are inevitably sweeping over the microblogging network. They vary from the fractious Punjab Congress scene to Kapil Sharma's comedy show, of which Sidhu was a former president. According to netizens, Archana Puran Singh is the most 'unhappy' person following Navjot's resignation, citing that her chair is now in jeopardy.
Let's take a look at how netizens reacted to the news:
Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress president.— Dr. Ashish Belwal (@drsuperstar1680) September 28, 2021
Meanwhile, Archana Puran Singh- pic.twitter.com/0GPaedI2TQ
Archana Puran Singh on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show pic.twitter.com/Ser6jQZzjW— Sufiyan Salmani #muslimLivesmatter (@sufiyanji5665) September 28, 2021
After Navjot Siddhu's resignation from Punjab CONGRESS, the only person who seems to be highly upset is ARCHANA PURAN SINGH in Kapil Sharma show .....— Vikas Poonia (@VIKASPOONIA89) September 28, 2021
😂🤣😂😂😂😂#PunjabPolitics #NavjotSinghSidhu pic.twitter.com/Vx9cCv9OWY
When you find out Navjot Sidhu has resigned from Congress pic.twitter.com/bqLLfzDWjt— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 28, 2021
Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress chairman, has resigned but has stated that he would continue to serve the Congress party. Sidhu announced his decision on Twitter, along with a letter he wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The letter stated, "The collapse of a man's character is caused by the compromise corner; I will never compromise on Punjab's future and the agenda for Punjab's development. As a result, I officially resign as President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve in the House of Representatives."