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I resigned from Rajya Sabha as BJP asked me to stay away from Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 July 2016, 12:37 IST

Putting an end to the endless speculations, senior BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, on 25 July finally broke his silence and said he resigned from the Rajya Sabha because he was asked to stay away from Punjab, which was not morally acceptable to him.

While addressing a press conference, Sidhu revealed that he was asked to stay away from Punjab for the fourth consecutive time and was asked to contest from Kurukshetra or West Delhi.

"I resigned because I was told you won't look towards Punjab. How can Navjot Sidhu leave his people? If this was the first time I could have still tolerated, this is the 3rd or 4th time this has happened," Navjot Singh Sidhu said.

However, there is no clarity on his quitting the BJP or joining the AAP or Congress.

"Where Punjab will benefit, you will find me standing there. I only want to serve Punjab and Amritsar," Sidhu told the media.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt. Amarinder Singh on 20 July said former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu was welcome to the Congress if he so desired.

The cricketer-turned-politician had resigned from the Rajya Sabha on 18 July, just three months after his nomination by the Narendra Modi government even as the Aam Aadmi Party indicated that he may be made the party's face in the Assembly elections in Punjab early next year.

First published: 25 July 2016, 12:37 IST
 
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