NEW DELHI: Indian Cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had quit from the Bhartiya Janata party few days back.
Not when he surrendered from the Rajya Sabha in July, not when he was in arrangements with Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party and not when he dispatched his own gathering, the "Awaaz-e-Punjab", prior this month.
The cricketer-turned-legislator is in Delhi and has formally surrendered from the BJP today, said his better half Navjot Kaur Sidhu in Chandigarh. A legislator in the Punjab get together, Ms Sidhu said she too would leave from the BJP once Mr Sidhu's new gathering is set up.
A week ago, Mr Sidhu, 52, declared the dispatch of his new gathering, disclosing why an arrangement to join AAP did not come through. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he charged, needed "just yes men" in the gathering and had requested that him not challenge the Punjab get together decisions, to be held ahead of schedule one year from now.
Mr Sidhu will be the boss ecclesiastical competitor of his new gathering, and has welcomed "similarly invested" individuals to hold hands with him. He turned down AAP's offer to go along with them as well as that of the Congress' Punjab boss Amarinder Singh.
Navjot Sidhu surrendered as an assigned individual from the Rajya Sabha in July this year, pulling out to the BJP, his gathering of 12 years.
He hosted been vexed since the gathering chose not to handle him from Amritsar, a seat he had held for a long time, in the 2014 parliamentary races.
The BJP handled now Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who lost to Amarinder Singh. Neighborhood BJP pioneers had blamed Mr Sidhu for subverting Mr Jaitley's decision.