Amarinder said he discussed the issue of resignation, which the minister had submitted 10 days ago, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi today and then decided to accept the same.
The hearing was deferred after Gandhi's counsel sought time for his client to appear before the court, citing his political commitments.
On the second day of his tour, the Congress MP was forced to change his route as party workers heckled and clashed with BJP supporters in the Gauriganj area, prompting the police to intervene.
The Congress leader arrived in the state on a two-day visit to galvanise party workers for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and breathe life in the party which saw its worst-ever performance in the 2017 Assembly elections getting only seven seats in the 403-member House.
The Karnataka polls are expected to be held in March- April. The dates for polling to the 225-member state Assembly are yet to be announced by the Election Commission (EC).
The Congress president also sought a " high level" investigation into the death of judge B H Loya.
Gandhi took over as Congress chief from Sonia Gandhi on December 16 last year, when she handed over the charge to her son after heading the grand old party for 19 years.
Gandhi also assured the NRI community here that he would give a "new shining Congress party" in the next six months, hinting that there will be dramatic changes in the organisation, in which the people will believe in and trust.
The Congress president also met with foreign minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, during his visit to Bahrain.
The Congress chief tweeted a media report reading that the government had pegged the country's GDP growth at 6.5 percent this financial year.
Under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, ombudsmen are to be appointed at the Centre and in states for inquiring into allegations of corruption against public functionaries.
Gandhi also tagged a news report with his tweet that claimed fresh investments in India plunged to a 13-year low as the number of stalled projects rose in the December quarter.
According to party sources, Gandhi will be the state guest of the Kingdom of Bahrain and will address NRIs settled there on January 8.
Rahul Gandhi blamed the BJP and RSS over the violence after Right-Wing groups were accused of sparking unrest.
Results in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat Assembly elections showed that people were with PM Modi, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
The newly appointed party president joined in the celebration with his mother, who earlier this month retired as the Congress president and is vacationing in the coastal state.
A few might be disappointed that I did not ask the most expected question — is Rahul Gandhi ready to lead the Congress? With his spirited assault and witty attacks on (PM Narendra) Modi during the Gujarat elections, that debate should now end.
"Dear Modi bhakts, Out of 9,860 crores for the Smart Cities only 7% has been used. China is out competing us while your master gives us empty slogans. Please watch this video and advise him to focus on what matters- job creation for India #BJPEmptyPromises (sic)," the Congress leader said on Twitter.
Here's a quick recap of 17 quotes that made headlines in 2017...
According to party officials, Gandhi got feedback from the candidates and asked the party leaders to "tightened their belts" for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
State elections dominated the political landscape in 2017. The BJP had another successful year, spreading its footprint to 19 states.
Addressing a function here to mark the Congress's Foundation Day, he said his party may suffer or lose elections but would not give up truth.
Gandhi's dig came hours after the Leader of the House Arun Jaitley made a short statement in Rajya Sabha to end the impasse over Modi's remarks against his predecessor made during the Gujarat polls campaign.
The Congress was defeated by the BJP in the hill state where it had been in power for the last five years. The party managed to bag just 21 seats out of 68, while the BJP won 44 seats.
Moneycontrol brings to you select pictures that grabbed attention in 2017.