Talking about his Awaaz-e-Punjab forum ahead of elections in the state, Navjot Singh Sidhu today slammed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, saying that the Delhi CM can only work with ‘yes’ men. “Kejriwal ji tweeted about meeting with me, but he said half truth. Let me complete it. I met him, and I understood that he cannot work with those who don’t agree with him. AAP works like East India company,” Sidhu said.
According to Sidhu, Kejriwal did not want the former to contest the Punjab polls. “He (Kejriwal) wanted to project me as a decoration piece. I asked Arvind to define a role for me. He did not want me to contest the elections. Instead, he offered to make my wife a minister if AAP comes to power. I said Sat shri Akal,” Sidhu slammed. “They (AAP) have been trying to contact us (my wife and me) for the last two years now,” Sidhu said.
“At this stage ‘Awaaz e Punjab’ is not a party, its a forum. We will take 15 days and then get back to you with our decision and more details,” Sidhu said. “Awaaz-e-Punjab is the resurrection & redemption of Punjab which is in dire straits,” he said.
Kejriwal told me don’t fight elections,ask ur wife to contest will make her a minister.I said ‘SatshriAkal’: Navjot pic.twitter.com/vFs0gO6VPM
— ANI (@ANI_news) September 8, 2016
On the topic of his resignation, Sidhu said, “My resignation from Rajya Sabha had nothing to do with Kejriwal ji.” “When I went to Hamid Ansari sahab he was shocked by my resignation decision, he said he never saw anyone doing this,” Sidhu added. Talking about the upcoming Punjab polls, Sidhu said, “You should vote in the interest of Punjab. Where is the Punjab that used to produce so many sportsmen? Today the streets are filled with drug addicts. My twelve years of politics has been to serve the people. Not for personal gain. Government should be for the people but in Punjab it is all about one family.”