Refusing to comment on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s future plans, his wife and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Wednesday said: “He himself will clear up the things.”
Dr Sidhu said she was not part of the August 14 meeting between the cricketer-turned-politician and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal and is not aware of what happened there, as Sidhu went abroad after that. Dr Sidhu, who was in New Delhi for the past one week, said: “Sidhu will clear the air (on joining AAP) in a week or so… Let’s wait for him to speak out.”
Meanwhile, AAP state co-incharge Jarnail Singh, who was in the city on Wednesday, said the party had informed Sidhu about all its policies and now it is for him to take the decision.
Jarnail Singh, who was interacting with mediapersons after paying obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib , said: “In our party, only one member of a family can get the party ticket. This has been conveyed to Sidhu.”
Neither the party nor Sidhu had put any pre-condition on each other during the Delhi meeting, said the AAP leader.
Its notable that Chhotepur has got support from several party leaders and has also decided to hit back strongly. He announced today that he would “expose the party’s wrongdoings tomorrow and the conspiracy against him”.
The party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is likely to meet at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence tomorrow to take a final call on his removal, said sources.
Kejriwal has reportedly refused to meet Chhotepur and asked him to file his clarification before the party’s Punjab state committee.
Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann has stated that the corrupt people had no place in the party. He said AAP was founded on the basic principles to root out corruption from the country. “We cannot tolerate anybody who is corrupt or is engaged in corrupt practices in his/her political career,” he said. He said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was shocked to know that Chhotepur was “involved” in corruption as revealed by the sting operation.
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