Navjot Kaur Sidhu clarifies, 'I have not resigned from BJP, Navjot Singh Sidhu has'

'I have not resigned from BJP' but it's understood that Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said. Quelling rumours and doubts, she added, 'When he has resigned from Rajya Sabha, it only has one meaning that he has resigned from BJP as well.'

FP Staff July 19, 2016 12:18:31 IST
Navjot Kaur Sidhu clarifies, 'I have not resigned from BJP, Navjot Singh Sidhu has'

A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu, a BJP member of the Rajya Sabha resigned from his post, his wife and Punjab MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu has come out to clarify their positions.

"I have not resigned from BJP, but it's understood that Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned," Navjot Kaur Sidhu said. Quelling rumours and doubts, she added, "When he has resigned from Rajya Sabha, it only has one meaning that he has resigned from BJP as well."

She also explained her husband's move by saying that he has a clear vision to serve Punjab. "He wasn't ready for any other option besides Punjab," she added.

On being asked if he will join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after his resignation from BJP, she said that he will decide on the matter and it's better if it comes from his mouth only.

Both Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife are reportedly upset over the BJP forming an alliance with the Akali Dal in Punjab. Navjot Kaur said that if there is a clear message that they will fight together, there is no door for his husband.

Navjot Kaur also slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance government in Punjab, reported The Statesman. “In my opinion the BJP-SAD government has not performed well in Punjab. They have failed to fulfill promises,” she said. She further added that "AAP is a new alternative in the state."

Navjot Singh Sidhu announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha — having been nominated by the BJP in April — on the first day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament.

Meanwhile, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who is currently the chief parliamentary secretary in Punjab, recently did a U-turn after having announcing her decision to quit BJP, reported The Indian Express.

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