Chandigarh | Jagran Politics Desk: Day after suddenly resigning from the post of Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said that he would continue to fight for the truth till his last breath. Sharing a four-minute-long video on his Twitter account, Sidhu asserted that he has "no personal rivalry" while adding that he won't "compromise on principles".
"17 years of my political career has been for a purpose, to make difference, to take a stand and to make people's lives better. This is my only religion," Sidhu said, as reported by news agency ANI. "I can't compromise with my ethics, moral authority. What I witness is a compromise with issues, agenda in Punjab. I can't disguise high command nor can I let them be disguised".
"I fought for issues concerning Punjab for a long time... There was a system of tainted leaders, officers, now you cannot repeat the same system again... I will stand by my principles," he further said.
हक़-सच की लड़ाई आखिरी दम तक लड़ता रहूंगा … pic.twitter.com/LWnBF8JQxu— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 29, 2021
Sidhu, who was made Punjab Congress chief just 71 days ago, resigned on Tuesday, leaving everyone, especially the Gandhis shocked. In his letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi, the cricketer-turned-politician said that he cannot compromise on Punjab's future, adding that he will continue to work for Congress.
"The collapse of a man's character stems from the compromise corner. I can never compromise on Punjab's future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab. Therefore, I hereby resign as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. I will continue to serve the Congress," he stated.
Sidhu did not reveal what prompted him to resign so suddenly. However, it is suspected that he was "upset" over the state cabinet expansion. The Congress, however, is yet to accept his resignation and wants to give time to Sidhu. The party had poised faith in Sidhu amid his tussle with former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. However, according to a report by news agency ANI, the grand old party is ready to actions against him "if he does not agree".
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