THE BJP MLA from Amritsar (East) and Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) in the SAD-BJP government, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, on Friday announced her resignation from the BJP on her Facebook page, before launching an attack on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in another post. Navjot Kaur, who along with her husband, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, had not been enjoying the best of relations with her party’s Punjab unit as well as the SAD leadership, posted a message this morning. It said, “Finally I have resigned from the BJP. The burden is over.”
Even as her first post went viral, amid speculation that she may be playing an April Fool prank, Navjot Kaur followed it up with another, in which she accused Badal of stepmotherly treatment to her constituency.
While social media went agog over the news, Navjot Kaur switched off her mobile phone. Mediapersons thronged her residence in Amritsar but she was unreachable.
The Punjab BJP leadership professed ignorance about her resignation. Party national secretary Tarun Chugh, who hails from Amritsar, said he had learnt about it from journalists who had called him up. “I have no official information about this apart from what is floating in the public domain,” he said.