Navjot Singh Sidhu quit BJP as he was asked to stay away from Punjab

New Delhi: In his press conference today, former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he resigned from Rajya Sabha as he was asked to stay away from Punjab.

Former Amritsar MP said that he was told not to look at Punjab. However, he said that no party is above Punjab and that his roots are here. It was expected the Sidhu would announce him joining Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), however no such announcement came from the former Indian cricketer.

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It is reported that Sidhu would be the face of AAP in the Punjab’s Assembly Elections.

The upcoming polls will be see three parties competing against each other namely – Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP, Congress and AAP.

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On the very first day of the Monsoon Session in the Parliament, Sidhu served his resignation. He was nominated as the Rajya Sabha member just a few weeks back.