Is AAP ditching Navjot Sidhu?
Has Kejriwal decided to throw out Sidhu after squeezing all the publicity out of him?
#Congress is however keen to get Sidhu. “He resigned from the Rajya Sabha but not from the primary membership of the #BJP. We will comment only after he quits the BJP,” Asha Kumari, Congress affairs incharge for Punjab, said. You cannot talk to people who are part of other parties,” she added. Asked if the Congress would welcome Sidhu in case he quit the BJP and expressed the desire to join, Kumari said, “If Sidhu decides to leave the saffron ranks and join the Congress’ secular fold, he will be welcome, as anyone else.”
Party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala was more vocal in wooing the former cricketer. “We may have political differences with Sidhu, but he is a legend in the fields of cricket and entertainment. He has been betrayed by the BJP and also by AAP.
No one should be treated like that,” Surjewala said. Meanwhile, stating that he had great respect for the ex-MP, who met him last week, Kejriwal said his (Sidhu’s) decision to take a call on whether or not to join the party must be respected. Ever since Sidhu quit the Rajya Sabha last month, speculation has been rife that he will join AAP as the CM candidate for the Punjab.
However, many Punjab leaders of AAP are not too enthusiastic about Sidhu joining AAP and leading it’s election campaign in Punjab.