1. Navjot Kaur Sidhu resigns from BJP, questions silence on mafia

Navjot Kaur Sidhu resigns from BJP, questions silence on mafia

Putting an end to a long speculation, Navjot Kaur Sidhu has resigned from all primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2016 6:15 PM
Navjot Kaur Sidhu resigns from BJP and questions party silence on mafia (PTI) Navjot Kaur Sidhu resigns from BJP and questions party silence on mafia (PTI)

Putting an end to a long speculation, Navjot Kaur Sidhu has resigned from all primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Navjot who was a legislature from the Amritsar (East) tendered her resignation from the party on Saturday. Her resignation was accepted by the BJP leadership.

Speculations were also ripe about the husband wife duo’s decision whether or not to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) immediately after Navjot Singh Sidhu left the BJP. Following a fallout with the AAP as regards CM candidate for the upcoming Punjab elections, the former cricketer floated his own political outfit called Awaaz-e-Punjab. It is also reported that since then Navjot Kaur was not seen at various party functions.

Very recently some development projects was inaugurated by the BJP district leadership in Valla village in her constituency. The last party function attended by Navjot Kaur was the party’s, ‘Tiranga Yatra’ held on July 18.

Navjot Resig-L (Source: Twitter)

Questioning the party’s stark silence regarding ‘mafia rule in Punjab’ Navjot Kaur Sidhu said, “Before joining the alliance, they should have told us that we are not supposed to open our mouth. Whatever wrong was happening, we were supposed to just look away and support the wrongdoings. We were supposed to support the entire mafia and not allowed to point out anything.”

Kaur has often criticised the Punjab government quite vociferously about funds being held back for development projects in her constituency. “No development took place in my area in the last 60 years. I fought very hard and even approached the Prime
Minister. Then only I got Rs 78 crore released. Of this, Rs 45 crore was released in the last two-three months. A by-poll will stop the development work. 70-80 per cent of the work has been completed in my area,” she said.

“I am not an MLA who will leave people midway. I told my people I will not leave them for five years. I will continue to fight for them,” Kaur said.  

(With PTI inputs)

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