AAP offered deputy CM post to Navjot Singh Sidhu
JALANDHAR: The newly floated political forum, Awaaz-e-Punjab, by Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pargat Singh seems to be softening towards AAP after its offer of making Sidhu Deputy CM of Punjab.
AAP has been very secretive about its CM candidate to control intra-party dissent and also to blunt Congress’s ‘outsider’ charge as it’s highly likely that Arvind Kejriwal himself will be Punjab CM if AAP winds the Punjab elections.
Disclosing this, Awaaz-e-Punjab member, MLA Pargat Singh, told media “They (AAP) offered deputy CM’s post to Sidhu but he wanted to know under who he would work to bring Punjab out of its financial mess.”
“It was not just Sidhu. Our (Pargat and two other Awaaz-e-Punjab MLAs) argument was that if the deputy CM’s name can be announced, there should be no hitch in declaring the CM face as well,” he said.
Earlier AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had said: “The party has not decided on the CM candidate. Neither has any discussion taken place on my contesting. It will be decided by our political affairs committee”.
Pargat said he came to know from news reports that their talks with AAP had failed. He also claimed AAP had offered them five seats and that they had asked for a reasonable alliance. “We did not stick to the figure of 30 tickets but argued for a reasonable arrangement,” he said.