New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Assembly Polls in Punjab, former Indian cricketer and senior BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from Rajya Sabha. Also, he has joined Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. Along with Sidhu, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu has also joined AAP.
Reports are that the former cricketer was unhappy with BJP’s alliance Akali Dal following which he decided to step down from BJP and join AAP.
Sidhu’s resignation comes on the first day of the Monsoon Session in the Parliament, thus creating a panic within the party.
Sidhu was recently appointed as the MP of the Upper House. Him joining AAP comes as of result of Kejriwal’s statement last year in which he had said that he would welcome Sidhu if the latter wanted to join them. Reports are that AAP wanted a strong face to contest in Punjab Polls.