Sidhu on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha, only about three months after his nomination by the government, as speculation raged that he could join Aam Aadmi Party and be its face in the Assembly polls next year.
The resignation of 52-year-old Sidhu, who was nominated on April 22, was accepted by Chairman Hamid Ansari with immediate effect.
In his resignation letter, Sidhu said there was closure of every window. "At behest of PM, I had accepted RS nomination for welfare of Punjab. With closure of every window leading to Punjab the purpose stands defeated, now a mere burden. I prefer not to carry it," he had said.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu however said her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu wanted to serve Punjab alone and confirmed that he resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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