A tug of war is going on between Aam Aadmi Party and Punjab Pradesh Congress committee over Navjot Singh Sidhu’s speculation of leaving BJP and going for the better option.
When the former BJP MP submitted his resignation from Rajya Sabha, there were speculations that the cricketer turned politician would join AAP. Even it was expected that he would be the CM face of the party in the Punjab assembly polls.
However, the AAP party leadership made it clear that Sidhu would not be the projected face as CM candidate. Even the other senior leaders had raised objections over the speculations of Sidhu’s candidature as CM in the coming assembly polls.
Simultaneously, after the resignation of Sidhu from Rajya Sabha seat, Capt Amarinder Singh went on record to invite Sidhu to join Congress. He stated that he knew his father who was a Congress leader and they were both from Brar Jatt Sikh clan.
Eventually, Navjot Singh Sidhu officially announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha seat but he did not utter a word about the leaving of his present party BJP.
The news hit the headlines that in the mid of August, Sidhu would announce his final decision of leaving BJP or joining AAP. Unfortunately, the hopes of AAP dashed into the grounds when nothing happened in August.
Finally, the AAP supremo tweeted a message and told that Sidhu wanted more time and they respected his decision.
At the same time when Kejriwal updated about Sidhu, the PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh started lambasting at AAP stating that Sidhu treated shabbily by AAP party leadership. The incumbent Punjab Congress head, Amarinder Singh further told that Sidhu would get a warm welcome in the party if he plans to join Congress.
Amarinder tried to play his other card by saying that AAP sidelined the Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
It seems the tug of war is on between the both parties as the parties are lacking a prominent and crowd pulling face. Both, the parties are trying to woo the cricketer turned politician Navjot Sindh Sidhu by making catchy statements for him. Let’s see which way Sidhu sits.