Navjot Sidhu not happy with AAP’s offer. Still negotiating

Navjot Sidhu Kejriwal AAP

is not able to make up his mind on which position he would like Sidhu to play. While the star batsman would clearly like to be the pinch-hitter who comes near the end and wins the match (election) by hitting a six or two, Kejriwal wants him to be the twelfth man or at the most the team’s PR Manager.

 

Differences seem to have cropped up between Sidhu and Kejriwal over the terms of his joining the party and campaigning for it in the Punjab assembly elections. sources said Sidhu, who was to join the party on August 14, is still in talks with its leader Arvind Kejriwal.

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While a section of leaders said only the date has to be decided between the two sides, others said there is no agreement on the roles Sidhu and his BJP legislator wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu will be given in the party.

Sidhu was never a chief ministerial candidate for us. He has been in talks with the party for a long time now,” a senior leader said.

He said Sidhu would only campaign for the party and not contest. Another AAP leader said the party is unrelenting on bending its rule of ‘only one ticket per family’ for the Sidhus.

AAP’s Punjab in-charge Sanjay Singh refused to divulge what is going on. “You will be informed at the right time. It is meaningless to talk about what was discussed between them (Kejriwal and Sidhu) till a date (for joining) has been finalised.”

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Sources said the party wants him to join later this week but the Sidhu couple has been asking for a later date. Navjot Kaur Sidhu is a chief parliamentary secretary in Punjab’s -BJP government but has been severely critical of the SAD in her recent interviews and social media posts.