Navjot Sidhu quits Rajya Sabha, may join AAP

| Updated: Jul 18, 2016 21:42 IST

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday tendered his resignation from the Upper House. According to reports, Sidhu might join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab. The former cricketer, who was thrice the Lok Sabha member from the BJP, was asked to step away from contesting the polls in Amritsar during the 2014 general election to make way for fellow member Arun Jaitley. Jaitley, however, lost the election to Congress leader Amrinder Singh. On April this year, Sidhu was nominated as the Rajya Sabha MP after reports emerged that he was joining the AAP, which has been campaigning aggressively for the Punjab assembly elections. (ANI)