Quit Rajya Sabha as was told to stay away from Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu

: leader and cricketer-turned-politician said on Monday that he was asked to stay far away from Punjab – which goes to the polls next year – which is why he quit the Rajya Sabha.
“How can I leave the people who voted me in four times,” Sidhu said. He resigned+ from the Rajya Sabha on July 18.

It was speculated that Sidhu is planning to quit the BJP and join the Aam Aadmi Party () ahead of the assembly in Punjab early next year. He resigned a mere three months after the Narendra Modi government nominated him to Parliament’s upper house.