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Sidhu corrects LS resignation letter

In the new letter sent to the speaker's office, Navjot Sidhu doesn't mention the reason for his resignation as LS MP.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 17:29 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, convicted in a 1988 road rage death, on Saturday sent a fresh resignation as MP to Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee after the first was not accepted due to its faulty format.

Sidhu's letter was rejected on Friday by Chatterjee, said officials in the Lok Sabha secretariat.

The Amritsar MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had said in his letter that he was resigning on "moral grounds" after he was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder for causing the death of a Patiala resident, Gurnam Singh, during a street scuffle in 1988.

In the new letter sent to the speaker's office on Saturday, Sidhu did not mention the reason for his resignation.

Under the rules of the house, a member has to write his resignation in a prescribed format that does not allow him to give any reason for his resignation.

"Without resorting to technical arguments with regard to what the quantum of punishment will be and my right to challenge the judgement in appeal, I tender my resignation as member of Lok Sabha. I've always stood for truth and moral grounds and these principles are above any office or power that I hold," he had said in his letter given to the speaker on Friday.

First Published: Dec 02, 2006 12:11 IST