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Navjot Sidhu likely to join AAP


New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday, is likely to join the Aam Aadmi Party.

Confirming the move, AAP’s Punjab Convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur tweeted, "Appreciate Navjot Sidhu and Navjot Kaur Sidhu move, looking forward for their Welcome to @AAPPunjab2017 @AamAadmiParty."

Though AAP leaders in Delhi have officially refused to confirm the development, they have not ruled out the possibility of Sidhu and his wife joining the AAP.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who is in charge of the party’s strategy in the Punjab assembly elections, said that good forces should join hands in Punjab to oppose the land mafia and drug mafia.

"Sidhu is indeed a big force as he played a vital role in the politics of Punjab and also brought laurels to the nation in cricket. He always raised the matters of Punjab credibly at the national and state level, and he and his wife continuously raised their voice against the corruption of the Akalis and the drug menace there," he told a news channel.

"We welcome him," he added.

He, however, said that people will have to wait for a formal announcement in this regard.

AAP’s media coordinator Deepak Bajpai said that the party welcomes Sidhu’s move and did not rule out the possibility of his joining AAP.

“Doors of the AAP are open for anybody who believes in clean politics and wants to fight against corruption. We welcome his move,” Bajpai told IANS.

A senior AAP leader, who wished not to be named, told IANS that speculations over Sidhu joining the AAP are “true.”

“Yes, your speculations on Sidhu joining AAP are true,” he said.

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