Chandigarh, July 19: Are the Sidhus now a divided family or is it merely good running between the wickets on the Punjab political pitch? A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha, and effectively from the BJP, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu said she had not parted company with the party. The BJP had nominated a sulking Sidhu to the Upper House only three months ago.
Sidhu is said to be angling to become the Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate in Punjab, where elections are due next year.
The Sidhus were expected to join the Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) after being reportedly upset with BJP's alliance Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab.
According to reports, Navjot Kaur said: "I have not resigned from BJP". When asked about her husband's resignation, she said: "Its understood that he has resigned from the party."
"When he (Navjot Singh Sidhu) has resigned from Rajya Sabha, it only has one meaning that he has resigned from BJP as well,"she added.
"He has clear vision. He wants to serve Punjab, he wasn't ready for any other option besides Punjab," Navjot Kaur said.
On Monday, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was nominated by the BJP in April, announced his resignation saying: "in the war of right or wrong, you can't afford to be neutral".
Though a formal announcement regarding them joining the AAP is yet to be made, there seems little doubt that the Navjot Singh Sidhu is set to join the party ahead of the Assembly elections in Punjab next year.