Rajat Sharma

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits BJP

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation has baffled the BJP. However Sidhu’s resentment is directed more against the ruling Akali Dal rather than the BJP. Sidhu had wanted the BJP to break ranks with the ruling Akali Dal and fight the elections on its own in the upcoming Punjab Assembly Polls. But how can BJP sever ties with the Akali Dal given their long association in the State? During the Lok Sabha elections one may recollect that the Akalis were opposed to Sidhu being given a ticket from Amritsar and sensing that the Akalis would be instrumental in defeating Sidhu, the BJP fielded Arun Jaitley from Amritsar. Under such circumstances, Sidhu would be more suited for the Aam Admi Party because neither does Sidhu have a party of his own, nor does AAP have a Sikh leader to project of their own.

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