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Sidhu submits fresh resignation
December 02, 2006 16:38 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday convicted of murder, submitted a fresh resignation to the Lok Sabha speaker on Saturday.
Sidhu had sent a letter of resignation on Friday, but Speaker Somnath Chatterjee rejected it, saying it was not written in accordance with the rules.
"I submitted my one-line resignation to the secretary-general of the House. It read: 'I hereby tender my resignation as Member of Parliament'," he said.
In a flip-flop on Friday night, Sidhu first declared he would submit no fresh resignation, but changed his mind dramatically apparently because the party wanted him to stick to the 'high moral ground' he had taken over his conviction.
The high court had on Friday smashed a lower court's verdict that Sidhu not guilty of murder.
He allegedly beat a man to death over a parking row in 1988.