Punjab minister Fauja Singh Sarari resigned from Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann's Cabinet on Saturday, months after an audio clip surfaced in which he was purportedly heard "fixing a deal to extort money".
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party's chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh said Sarari has resigned citing personal reasons.
Opposition parties in Punjab had been demanding that Sarari be sacked and arrested over the audio clip. Sarari, however, has rubbished allegations against him.
The Aam Aadmi Party issued two show-cause notices to Sarari soon after the audio clip went viral.
Amid these developments, there is now a possibility of a major reshuffle in the cabinet of Punjab.