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Apr 11, 2013 at 04:50pm IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu sidelined as BJP MP, may quit politics, says his wife

New Delhi: An upright Navjot Singh Sidhu is being sidelined by the corrupt, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu has alleged in a Facebook post. In the post, she has announced that Sidhu may leave politics.

Navjot Kaur has alleged that her husband is having a tough time in politics as a Bharatiya Janata Party MP because he is being pressured to support corruption. She claimed Sidhu has switched over to doing television shows because he was sidelined.

Navjot Kaur's Facebook post 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."

Sidhu, who is the Amritsar MP, has not been to the city for the past several months and has signed contracts for various TV shows. Reports say Sidhu is upset as he was denied a post in the party national executive.

Sidhu had recently participated in reality show 'Big Boss' and currently hosts a show in the ongoing Indian Premier League matches. His wife said Sidhu had not been able to devote proper

time to his family because he had been nursing his constituency.

Kaur alleged that Sidhu was not consulted while selecting party leaders for state and even Amritsar district bodies. Besides dealing with infighting in the BJP, Sidhu also had differences with the SAD over the municipal corporation elections.

With additional information from PTI