Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Indian cricketer team Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. She had been holding the position of Chief Parliamentary Secretary of BJP in Punjab. Political have opined that Sidhu could be the chief ministerial candidate for the party in Punjab. On being recently asked about the prospects of AAP in Punjab.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu announced her resignation on social media site Facebook. In a straightforward post, she wrote, “Finally , I have resigned from BJP. The burden is over.”
The Sidhu couple have been fighting an internal battle within the BJP for over a year. The duo were depressed by the party’ decision to fight the next elections in an alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
Navjot Kaur Sidhu who was being targeted by Badal family and her constituency was ignored for long had announced that if BJP would continue alliance with SAD, she will not contest next election on BJP ticket. She was raising her voice against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Public Relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia for sidelining her and her husband. Navjot Singh Sidhu was denied party ticket reportedly under pressure of Badal.Union Minister Jaitely who replaced Sidhu faced humiliating defeat. Sidhu who was expecting Rajya Sabha ticket from Punjab was denied the opportunity by BJP high command.