Chandigarh-Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has decided not to have any political appointees working with him in official capacity for the time being.

In view of this decision Sukhbir’s political secretary Paramjeet Singh Sidhwan and three officers on special duty (OSDs) Charanjeet Singh Brar, Avtar Singh and Gurvinder Singh have resigned.

On the recommendation of the Deputy Chief Minister, these resignations have been accepted by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal. However, all four have assured the Deputy Chief Minister that they would continue to assist him in his political work as President of the Shiromani Akali Dal.