Punjab Assembly Speaker rejects Jalandhar MLA Sheetal Angural’s resignation

Sheetal Angural claimed that Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan took this decision to avoid by-elections in Punjab for the Assembly along with the Lok Sabha Elections

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Ex-MLA from Jalandhar West, Sheetal Angural, shifted parties on Friday, leaving the Aam Aadmi Party to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Following his move, he had tendered a resignation from the Legislative Assembly. However as per reports, his resignation has been rejected by the Speaker, Kultar Singh Sandhwan.


The MLA responded by saying that he had resigned from his post the Speaker did not accept his resignation. He said that if his resignation is not accepted then he will not hesitate to take matters to the court.  


Sheetal Angural further claimed that the Punjab government does not want to hold by-elections on this seat along with the Lok Sabha elections, hence his resignation is not being accepted.


Former AAP members Sushil Rinku & Sheetal Angural had shocked the citizens by announcing their move to BJP on March 27. The AAP workers had protested vehemently against their move, labelling the former MP and MLA as traitors.


With the inclusion of two big leaders of Punjab i.e. Rinku & Angrual, the BJP has bolstered its footprints in the state. On Tuesday, BJP Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar announced that the saffron party will fight the general Elections 2024 solo in Punjab. The announcement by Jakhar came after alliance talks between the BJP and SAD failed to reach to a consensus over the conflict of Principles.