Senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and nominated Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu has reportedly resigned from the parliament on Monday.
Former Indian cricketer was asked to step down and make way for Arun Jaitley to fight from his constituency during the 2014 General Elections.
Recently he was appointed as Rajya Sabha MP. According to sources close to Sidhu, he might be joining Aam Aadmi Party.
Sidhu was MP from Amritsar from 2004 to 2014.
Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur, a Parliamentary Secretary in Punjab SAD-BJP govt, may also resign, say sources.
The Sidhu couple has been at loggerheads with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, and his son and deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal, over alleged government bias against Amritsar which they see as an effort to erode their political standing.
AAP has been campaigning in Punjab for the upcoming assembly elections in 2017.