Navjot Singh Sidhu to join AAP on 15 August?


New Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been in confrontation with his party BJP, might join Aam Aadmi Party on 15 August, as per media reports. This comes days after Sidhu's explosive press conference where he blamed the BJP for keeping him outside Punjab.

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Moroever, it's been claimed he will not be the AAP's Punjab chief ministerial candidate, the report added. Earlier, on Monday, breaking his silence, Navjot Singh Sidhu had said that he quit Rajya Sabha as BJP had asked him to stay away from Punjab.

He asserted that he will choose the state "hundred times" above any party or family. But, he kept everyone guessing on his future course of action. The cricketer-turned-politician, who made clear his displeasure with BJP, parried queries on whether he would join Aam Aadmi Party, saying he will be standing wherever the interests of Punjab are served.

Sidhu had alleged that he was told to keep away from Punjab to "serve selfish interests," indicating that the BJP was acting under its ally Shiromani Akali Dal's pressure as Akalis and Sidhu have had a long spell of hostility. Targeting BJP, Sidhu said he delivered the prestigious Amritsar seat to the party during adverse circumstances but was "drowned in the Modi wave" in 2014, when he was asked to shift from the constituency.

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