BJP MLA in Punjab resigns from party post

Chandigarh: A BJP MLA in Punjab has resigned from the post of the party's Chief Parliamentary Secretary citing health reasons.

Jagdish Sawhney, who represents the Batala seat in the state assembly has sent his resignation letter to state party chief Ashwini Sharma.

Firebrand Sawhney was critical of BJP ministers in Badal's cabinet Laxmi Kanta Chawla and Master Mohan Lal during the recently concluded budget session of the state assembly on issues pertaining to his constituency.

However, when contacted the state BJP Chief said, "There are no differences among BJP leaders in the state. Sawhney had told me he was unwell and as such will not be able to carry on with the responsibilities of CPS."

Meanwhile, the main opposition Congress said it is fully geared up for party Chief Sonia Gandhi's visit to Amritsar on April 13 on the occasion of the party's 125th anniversary celebrations.