Arvind Kejriwal sought to put an end to the rumoured surrounding the joining of Navjot Singh Sidhu, former BJP MP into AAP.
Earlier today, Kejriwal wrote on Twitter that Sidhu has not put forward any pre-condition prior to his joining the AAP ranks. “He needs time to think. Let’s respect that,” he said.
Kejriwal confirmed that he met Sidhu and added he will continue to respect Sidhu irrespective of him joining the AAP or not.
There is Confusion Sidhu’s status, he resigned his Rajya Sabha seat but still to officially resign from BJP. AAP has been supporting Sidhu ahead of Punjab Assembly elections. Sidhu, a former Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar said that BJP told him to stay away from the state and it was not agreeable to him. Sidhu has criticised the Akali Punjab leadership who is an ally of the BJP.
Since his Rajya Sabha resignation rumours of Sidhu’s joining AAP and even being nominated as AAP’s CM Face in Punjab are there. As per the sources, Sidhu wanted a ticket for him and his wife but it was not acceptable to the AAP .
AAP states that two members of same family cannot be given tickets for an election.
AAP has not declared a CM Face yet. However, the party has announced its Bhagwant Mann, Sangrur MP as the chairman of the campaign committee. Party has also released its first list of 19 candidates for the state elections.