Navjot Singh Sidhu who resigned as a Rajya Sabha MP earlier this month is likely to be inducted as a 'star campaigner' in Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the assembly polls next year.
Navjot Singh Sidhu who resigned as a Rajya Sabha MP earlier this month is likely to be inducted as a ‘star campaigner’ in Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the assembly polls next year. Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur may also join with him. Sources in AAP said Sidhu will formally join the party next month, possibly in the second week of August. AAP is giving a tough fight to the ruling BJP-SAD alliance and Congress in Punjab, and is hoping to cash in on Sidhu’s popularity to bolster its chances in the state election.
AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has welcomed Sidhu’s decision to quit Rajya Sabha as “brave” and has also called him a “nice” man. Sidhu, however, has not disclosed his plans yet. Earlier this week, he parried queries during a media interaction on whether he would join AAP, saying he will be standing wherever the interest of Punjab is served. Sidhu has alleged he was told to remain away from Punjab. Sidhu has had a running feud with the Akalis, who have accused him of “opportunists”. They have said that “fugitive” leaders like Sidhu have no place in state politics and people will teach him a lesson. But BJP has maintained that Sidhu has not quit the party yet.
(With inputs from PTI)