Navjot Singh Sidhu, who abruptly quit as the Punjab Congress chief on Tuesday, has posted a video on Twitter saying he will continue to fight for the truth.
“I will keep fighting the fight for truth till my last breath,” wrote Navjot Singh Sidhu on Twitter, a day after he resigned as the Punjab Congress chief, throwing the state unit into chaos.
In the video, Navjot Singh Sidhu has said, “I am fighting for the welfare of Punjab and I never compromised on this. I never fight for personal agenda.”
हक़-सच की लड़ाई आखिरी दम तक लड़ता रहूंगा … pic.twitter.com/LWnBF8JQxu
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 29, 2021
“I can’t misguide the high command. I’m ready for any sacrifice,” he said. In a reference to new appointments in the Punjab government, Sidhu further added, “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.”
Sidhu has now targeted the appointment of the new Advocate General in Punjab, who was the counsel for former DGP Sumedh Saini, who had ordered the police firing on protesters and is facing charges.
On Tuesday afternoon, Navjot Singh Sidhu posted a tweet announcing his sudden resignation as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, triggering more resignations in the Punjab government as well as Congress, plunging the party into a fresh crisis just months ahead of the assembly elections.
Hours later, Razia Sultana, a part of the new 18-member ministry led by Charanjit Singh Channi, too put in her papers. Punjab Congress general secretary Yoginder Dhingra and treasurer Gulzar Inder Chahal followed soon. Amid a flurry of political activity, several state Congress leaders visited Sidhu at his home in Patiala.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 28, 2021
A day later, Sidhu has said in his new video, “I’m fighting for the principles that I learned from my gurus. My fight is for the issues of Punjab and for that, I have never compromised on anything.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu was appointed the Punjab Congress president on July 18 amid a bitter power tussle with Capt Amarinder Singh, who soon stepped down as the chief minister. Days later, Dalit leader and Sidhu loyalist Charanjit Singh Channi was appointed the new chief minister.
However, only a few days after this appointment, Sidhu shocked Congress by resigning as the state chief.