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BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from RS; likely to join AAP

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Published on 18 July 2016 10:17 AM GMT

BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from RS; likely to join AAP
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New Delhi: Leaving a fresh trail of speculation in poll-bound state of Punjab, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Monday, resigned from the Upper House of the parliament within three months of taking oath as RS member on April 28.

Two-time BJP Lok Sabha member from Amritsar parliamentary constituency in 2004 and 2009, Sidhu was a disgruntled BJP man over denial of ticket in 2014 general elections losing out to Arun Jaitley as the BJP candidate. He had even boycotted the campaigning in Punjab as a mark of protest.

The speculations in political circles are rife that the cricketer-turned politician had a meaty offer from Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party to lead the party in the 2017 assembly elections in Punjab. Sidhu, however, has not yet come out with any reason behind the resignation.

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