In an interesting political development, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Rajya Sabha. His resignation comes three months after his wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, then chief Parliamentary Secretary and BJP MLA from Amritsar Eastannounced her resignation on Facebook.
“In the war of right or wrong, you can’t afford to be neutral, Punjab’s interest is paramount,” Sidhu told NDTV.
With this, the speculation about him joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the upcoming assembly Punjab elections have once again arisen. However, there has been no official confirmation about the details regarding the matter. Last year, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal has hinted that his party is willing to welcome Sidhu if he wants to join.
Sidhu, who was earlier a Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar, made way for senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley for contesting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He was recently nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha.