Congress leader Amarinder submits his resignation to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Amarinder Singh, the Congress' Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha, today met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and tendered his resignation from the House.

Published: 23rd November 2016 07:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2016 07:08 PM   |  A+A-

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Congress leader Amarinder Singh | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Amarinder Singh, the Congress' Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha, today met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and tendered his resignation from the House.

He had earlier announced his resignation in protest against the "injustice" meted out to the people of Punjab following the November 10 Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement which, he and most other state leaders have been opposing.

The SYL agreement has become a major political issue in the poll-bound state in which Singh, a former Chief Minister, is leading his party's campaign to capture the power from the SAD-BJP alliance, which has been ruling for a decade.

He had said that he decided to quit the Lok Sabha "as a mark of protest against the deprivation of the people of my state of the much-needed Sutlej river water." Singh was elected to Parliament defeating BJP heavyweight and now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from the prestigious Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

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