Navjot Sidhu’s recent tweet triggers speculations, is he joining AAP?
In his recent tweet, Navjot Sidhu praised the Kejriwal-led-AAP for recognizing his work and vision. Sidhu's remark comes amid escalated tension in the state unit.Author : Avneet Kaur
Once again Navjot Singh Sidhu’s cryptic tweet has triggered speculations in the political circles that he could join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of Punjab Assembly polls early next year.
In his recent tweet, Navjot Sidhu praised the Kejriwal-led-AAP for recognizing his work and vision. Sidhu's remark comes amid escalated tension in the state unit.
Navjot Sidhu said, “Our opposition AAP has always recognised my vision & work for Punjab. Be it Before 2017- Beadbi, Drugs, Farmers Issues, Corruption & Power Crisis faced by People of Punjab raised by me or today as I present “Punjab Model” It is clear they know - who is really fighting for Punjab”.
Tagging an old video clip of AAP leader Sanjay Singh
praising him for 'taking the bold step' of quitting the BJP in 2017 and for
raising his voice against the Akali Dal and the Badal family that leads it,
Sidhu in another tweet said: "If the opposition dares to question me, yet
they can't escape my pro-people agenda...This means they have resigned to their
This is not the first time Navjot Sidhu has praised AAP, earlier he advocated for a 24-hour supply with no power cuts and free power up to 300 units and said that Kejriwal promise is achievable.
Now when Sidhu has again tweeted in favour of AAP, speculations in political circles are rife that Sidhu may join the AAP anytime soon.
Navjot Sidhu, who had resigned from the Punjab Cabinet in 2019, has been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. He is not leaving any stone unturned to target the Chief Minister, though interventions from the Gandhis have been futile and both sides are flexing their muscles.
The latest has been the issue of electricity in which Sidhu targeted the Chief Minister and with counter offensive after the allegation that Sidhu himself has been a defaulter and has not paid his bills.
Meanwhile, after Sidhu met Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi separately, there was speculation that Priyanka Gandhi has suggested Sidhu's name as the Punjab Congress chief. However, Amarinder Singh and some of the other factions in the party are not accepting this formula.
Moreover, Congress general secretary and Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat has now given confirmation that Party High Command would soon replace Pradesh Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, and subsequently rejig the Cabinet. Besides, he also confirmed that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will remain in the post and next elections will be held under his leadership.