Wife's Facebook post irks BJP, Sidhu to face wrath?

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New Delhi, April 12: Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose wife recently is believed to have irked BJP leaders after revealing party information in public, might be replaced by senior party leader Arun Jaitley.

BJP sources on Friday, April 12 said Jaitley may contest from Amritsar from where Sidhu won Lok Sabha elections thrice. The former cricketer's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu too won as an MLA from Amritsar in the 2012 Punjab assembly elections.

However, BJP President Rajnath Singh spoke to Sidhu. The party president reportedly asked BJP National General Secretary JP Nadda to mediate and sort out the differences.

Sidhu, who is currently not available to make any comment, may resign from politics, hinted his wife while posting on social networking site Facebook.

Mrs Sidhu, while writing on her Facebook wall, said, "How can you let an honest leader survive? One who does not believe in corruption, does not support criminals, does not become party to commission system, what good can he do to party?"

"So, finally you pair up to push him aside, make him feel suffocated in the system," added Mrs Sidhu while igniting speculations regarding her husband's resignation as a politician.

Mrs Sidhu also clarified the stand taken by her husband who now seems to have switched over to doing television shows. She said the former cricketer was sidelined as a BJP MP.

While asked on her post on the social networking site, Mrs Sidhu said, "Since the past six months, I've been listening that my husband Sidhu is keeping away from the system, he's not working for the system. Being in the system, one must have the liberty to choose your people and if you can't do so, the system suffocates you."

While asked about Sidhu's decision of contesting election, his wife said, "My husband will not contest parliamentary elections from Amritsar and a decision in this context was taken long back as the BJP ignored and sidelined him and his local team, which have been working in the constituency for more than a decade now."

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