1. Navjot Singh Sidhu may be AAP’s CM candidate for Punjab polls; resigns as BJP Rajya Sabha MP

Navjot Singh Sidhu may be AAP’s CM candidate for Punjab polls; resigns as BJP Rajya Sabha MP

Speculations are rife that Navjot Singh Sidhu is all set to join AAP, and some media reports suggest that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party may declare Sidhu as its face for Punjab polls.

By: | Updated: July 18, 2016 4:06 PM
Navjot Singh Sidhu, Navjot Singh Sidhu AAP, Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns, Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns Rajya Sabha The news comes even as Sidhu today resigned from his post of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP. Sidhu’s resignation has been accepted by the Rajya Sabha chairman.

Will Navjot Singh Sidhu be Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab polls? Speculations are rife that Sidhu is all set to join AAP, and some media reports suggest that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party may declare Sidhu as its face for Punjab polls.

The news comes even as Sidhu today resigned from his post of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP. Sidhu’s resignation has been accepted by the Rajya Sabha chairman. Sidhu had only recently been made a Rajya Sabha MP.

AAP has reportedly said that the leader is welcome to join the party. Sanjay Singh of AAP welcomed Sidhu’s decision to resign as Rajya Sabha MP.

AAP’s Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chotepur even tweeted his welcome to Sidhu. 

Sidhu’s resignation comes at a time when the AAP is aggressively campaigning in Punjab for 2017 assembly polls.

Sidhu, a former Indian cricketer, commentator and former Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar, had vacated his seat for Arun Jaitley in 2014 elections. Jaitley had lost the seat to Congress’ Captain Amarinder Singh.

Sidhu was an MP from Amritsar from 2004 to 2014. His wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu is also a senior BJP leader and parliamentary secretary in the Akali Dal-BJP government. She is also expected to resign from her posts.

  1. Himmatlal Joshi
    Jul 19, 2016 at 12:55 am
    Probably Kejri is wooing Siddhu to join his fold as the later is quite a rich person. However, this is not going to happen.Siddhu will be acting behind the curtain only.
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      Naresh
      Jul 18, 2016 at 11:04 am
      bichare bhakt... ab kya ?
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        San
        Jul 19, 2016 at 10:02 am
        Shame on you for supporting this thug Kejriwal.. But AAP is not going to win Punjab 100%.. With or without Sidhu... Keep dreaming.
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          T.k.basu
          Jul 19, 2016 at 5:29 am
          Don't project Siddhu as chief minister of Punjab. Yours defeat is imminent.
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