Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he resigned from Rajya Sabha because he was asked to stay away from Punjab. However, Janata Dal (United) said that BJP did “a use and throw policy” with Sidhu.
“Navjot Singh Sidhu is the star campaigner of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the last ten years. I agree with his anguish. The BJP believes in use and throw policy and this is the behaviour they did with Sidhu,” JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI.
Sidhu breaks his silence on his resignation from Rajya Sabha. He said that he quited as the Rajya Sabha MP because he was asked to stay away from Punjab.
“I was told to stay away from Punjab. Why was I told to do so? How can I leave Punjab for some selfish gains? I am a true nationalist. No party is bigger than Punjab. I only want to serve Punjab and Amritsar. If this was the first time, I could have still tolerated. But this is the third or fourth time that this has happened. When Modi ji came to power, I was also suppressed along with the opposition,” he told the media.
Sidhu was thrice the Lok Sabha member from BJP. He was asked to make way for Arun Jaitley in Amritsar during the 2014 general election.
“I was asked to fight the elections from Kurukshetra, then West Delhi. I said no, I won’t betray my people. Today, they are telling me to leave Punjab. They should tell me my fault,” he said.
Sidhu did not disclosed about his future plans whether he is joining AAP or is the Punjab’s chief ministerial candidate.