“AAP Always Recognised My Work”: Navjot Sidhu Tweet Sets Up Guessing Game


Navjot Singh Sidhu’s tweet raised speculation that he is warming up to Aam Admi Party

New Delhi:

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s post on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today set up a guessing game in election season in Punjab. AAP had always “recognised my vision and work for Punjab” and knows who is really fighting for the state, he wrote, raising speculation that he is warming up to Arvind Kejriwal’s party.

“Our opposition AAP has always recognised my vision and work for Punjab. Be it before 2017- Beadbi, drugs, farmers issues, corruption and 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,” Mr Sidhu wrote at first.

“If the opposition dares to question me, yet they can’t escape my pro-people agenda … This means they have resigned to their fate,” the cricketer-turned-politician added in another tweet.

Mr Sidhu’s tweet was in response to 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 Parkash Singh Badal family that leads it.

Mr Sidhu’s double-shaded tweet opened up more than one possibility. Many saw it as a dead giveaway that after his protracted feud with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his fight for a bigger slice of power, he is on his way to AAP, the party he had passed over when he joined the Congress before the Punjab election in 2017.

However, another tweet by Mr Sidhu appeared to back the theory that the posts were meant as sarcasm towards the Congress’s Punjab rival and that he has actually buried his differences with Amarinder Singh, aka “Captain”.

“Mr Sidhu has been attacking AAP in his tweets over the past 48 hours,” a Congress leader pointed out.

That his target has shifted from the Captain to AAP and Akali Dal, sources say, is a hint that he has made peace with Amarinder Singh after both leaders met with the Gandhis.

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