AAP rebel MLA and Punjab Ekta Party leader Sukhpal Khaira on Thursday resigned from the state Assembly.
In the resignation letter sent to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Khaira said that he is of the firm opinion that unless the people of Punjab unite to liberate Punjab from the clutches of these alleged traditional corrupt and feudal leaders, there is no way Punjab can ever make tangible, fruitful or meaningful progress.
"In order to make this goal a reality, I and other people have decided to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections to rid Punjab of these corrupt enemies."
He said that since he will be filing his nomination papers as candidate of PDA from the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat tomorrow, he has decided to relinquish his Bholath seat as MLA, to uphold morality and ethics in politics. "Kindly accept my resignation as Bholath MLA without any further delay."