Chandigarh, September 14 : Once a BJP Icon and former cricket star Navjot Singh Sidhu has finally resigned from the BJP. with this the mystery of Navjot’s quitting BJP is over.
Navjot Sidhu’s wife Dr. Navjot Kaur today revealed this in Chandigarh. The cricketer-turned-politician is in Delhi and has formally resigned from the BJP today.
Dr. Sidhu said she too would resign from the BJP once her husband’s new party is set up. Last week, Sidhu announced the launch of his new party, explaining why a deal to join AAP did not come through.
Navjot Sidhu most probably will be the chief ministerial candidate of his new party, and has invited like-minded people to join hands with him. He turned down not only AAP’s offer to join them but also that of the Congress’ Punjab chief Amarinder Singh.
Navjot Sidhu resigned as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha in July this year, giving notice to the BJP, his party of 12 years. He had been upset since the party decided not to field him from Amritsar, a seat he had held for 10 years, in the 2014 parliamentary elections. The BJP fielded Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who lost to Amarinder Singh.