New Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur, who resigned on Tuesday along with her husband who quit as Rajya Sabha member, said on Wednesday that she has not resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Speaking to reporters on the fiasco over their resignation, Navjot Kaur exclaimed that her husband had resigned from the BJP while she was still intact with the party. “It was his decision to resign,” said the parliamentary secretary in the Akali Dal-BJP government.
Kaur reiterated that she wanted to serve the people of Punjab. With Navjot Singh Sidhu official confirmation of resignation on Monday, it was reportedly confirmed that his wife had decidedly quit the BJP to join hands with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
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“I had accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination for welfare of Punjab. With the closure of every window leading to Punjab, the purpose stands defeated. Now a mere burden, I prefer not to carry it,” the cricketer-turned-politician had said to the press.
Sidhu’s wife said that the only option left for his husband was to quit the BJP as he did not want to work with the Akalis in Punjab. She stressed the fact that he had differences with the Akali Dal party in Punjab.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal officially welcomed Navjot Singh Sidhu to the party and said that he was looking forward to it.