Can’t stay neutral, Punjab’s interest paramount: Sidhu on resignation

New Delhi: BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who quit as a Member of Parliament on Monday, said that he wouldn’t be a bystander in the Holy war—a reference to the Punjab elections slated next year.


"In the war of right and wrong, you can't be neutral," the former cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP said and added, "Every window leading to Punjab is closing. I am now a mere burden and I prefer not to carry it."


Refusing to corroborate or rebuff reports that he is set to switch to Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sidhu said that the interest of Punjab was paramount.


The Aam Aadmi Party sources have said that he may be the chief ministerial candidate for AAP in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.


“When the time is right a formal announcement will be made,” AAP core committee member Sanjay Singh. “But you can expect that Navjot Singh Sidhu will join the side of ‘dharma’ in the fight against ‘adharma’.

Meanwhile, Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla also confirmed Sidhu's resignatin from Rajya Sabha. "We don't know whether Sidhu ji has left BJP or not, but he has resigned from RS."

With agency inputs