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Sidhu couldn't belong to his Party, how can he belong to the nation? Asks Harsimrat

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 14:57 IST

New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Criticising Navjot Singh Sidhu over his resignation from the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday asked as to how can a person belong to the nation if he cannot belong to his own party.

"He couldn't belong to his party, who made him MP for three terms, or the Prime Minister or the President, how will he belong to the nation? People of Punjab will give an answer to him," Badal said.

" AAP party has no ideology. Earlier Sidhu ji use to call Kejriwal a dramatist. Now I don't know what he likes in Kejriwal," she added.

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. (ANI)