Cricketer, politician, and former Rajyasabha member Navjot Singh Sidhu is a man of many words, but currently at his wits end. Did he resign from Rajyasabha and the BJP party in haste? Well, that time will only tell. But for now he says it was because BJP party was asking him not to look at Punjab. “How can I do that. It is my state,” he says. However, it is obvious that Sidhu wanted to play a much larger role in Punjab politics and not just wait on the fringes as Rajyasabha member. So will he join AAP? Sidhu also refuses to commit on whether he wishes to join Kejriwal, who himself was evasive – he praised Sidhu’s act and said everyone must leave BJP, and further said that first a person has to become Aam (Commoner) to be in the AAP. Now did he say something in between the lines?
It definitely seems to be a conversation running between the lines, for Sidhu does not comment on it, though his wife did her bit by indicating that he did not have any other choice.
He is known to have on many occasions urged the BJP state unit to severe their ties with the Siromani Akali Dal – so that option is out unless both parties decide to bury the past. That limits Sidhu to ag reat extent. He also apparently fell out with the Badals, and what is left?
Sidhu may be biding time hoping that Kejriwal will offer him the top position that of a chief minister; and the AAP chief is in no hurry to take the bait. And this time his way with words is not taking him far.