Amarinder Singh accepts Gurjit Singh's resignation; Punjab minister allegedly obtained sand mining contracts illegally

New Delhi: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday accepted the resignation of Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who had come under fire from the opposition for his alleged involvement in sand mining auctions.

After meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Singh told reporters that Gurjit's resignation had been accepted.

Gurjit, an MLA from Kapurthala, was handling the power and irrigation portfolios. He had tendered resignation earlier this week, after being accused of illegally bagging sand mining contracts.

It was alleged he acquired sand and gravel mining contracts through "benami transactions in the names of his cook and office staff".

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 13:43 PM

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