Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu skipped Aug 12 date, AAP ‘waiting’


Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has missed the date to join Aam Aadmi Party which was set to be Aug 12. His joining to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been delayed.

Last month, Sidhu quit from the BJP party and told that he will join Aam Aadmi Party after August 12 and before Independence Day. But till now, he is keeping AAP waiting.

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“The ball is in Sidhu’s court. We are waiting for a response from him. Earlier, we had a meeting with him. He had ensured he would join AAP unconditionally. Now, it is up to him. He is welcome to join AAP,” said Durgesh Pathak, national organisation building head, AAP.

Sources of AAP said, “He had conveyed to AAP that he wanted to join the party on an auspicious date after August 12. As Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s national convenor was scheduled to reach Delhi on August 11 after completing his Vipassana, AAP had planned to welcome Sidhu on August 12. His joining, however, did not happen.”

Earlier, Siddhu responded that he is ready to join AAP as the campaign committee chief but later AAP claimed that MP Bhagwant Singh Mann as its campaign committee chief.

Sources said, “Sidhu’s wife, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu had been promised a ticket by AAP and an important berth in the Cabinet. Sidhu was not being considered a candidate as he had a case going on against him in the Supreme Court. The case could provide a handle to the opposition against Sidhu if he contested elections from Punjab.”

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