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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from the Rajya Sabha; might join AAP soon
Senior BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha today. The former India cricketer may join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Gurdeep Singh Sappal, OSD to the Vice President Hamid Ansari confirmed Sidhu's resignation.

While talking to the media Sidhu said, "The people of Punjab are looking for a change....In the war of right or wrong, you can't afford to be neutral rather than being self-centered. Punjab's interest is paramount."

The 52-year-old leader was recently appointed as Rajya Sabha MP. Sidhu was nominated to Rajya Sabha under the distinguished personalities quota and resigned in just 80 days. 

He is drifting towards Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is campaigning aggressively in Punjab ahead of assembly elections in the state next year. 

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had last year said that he would welcome the cricketer-turned politician if he wanted to join AAP. Some reports suggest that Sidhu could be AAP's chief ministerial candidate in Punjab.

Reacting to Sidhu's resignation, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, "We welcome the resignation of Sidhu from Rajya Sabha....All right minded people should join this dharam yudh against corruption," as reported by News18.

The former cricketer and popular commentator had been upset with the BJP after he was asked to give up his Amritsar constituency for Arun Jaitley to contest from there during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He had represented the Amritsar constituency for 10 years.

According to reports, Sidhu's wife Navjot, who is a lawmaker in Punjab and a parliamentary secretary in the Akali Dal-BJP government, is also set to resign. She had announced her resignation on Facebook earlier this year but later changed her mind.

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