Navjot Singh Sidhu formally resigns from BJP

In his one-line letter of resignation, Sidhu wrote, “I hereby resign from the primary membership of the BJP.”

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:September 15, 2016 1:49 am
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Ending weeks of speculation about his status in the BJP, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the party. He submitted a handwritten resignation letter to BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi.

Sidhu had resigned from the Rajya Sabha in July this year.

In his one-line letter of resignation, Sidhu wrote, “I hereby resign from the primary membership of the BJP.” In another note released by him, he mentioned his long association with the party, adding that resignation was a painful decision. “My wife, children and party are not above Punjab. Punjab first…Punjab, Punjabiat and every Punjabi must win,” the note said.

Asked if Sidhu had spoken to her before resigning, wife Navjot Kaur said: “He did not speak to me because he feels I may try to dissuade him.” Earlier this month, Sidhu had floated a political front, Awaaz-e-Punjab.