Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said former Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu has not put forward any pre-conditions for joining the Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab, The Indian Express.
In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said he met with Sidhu last week, adding that the former cricketer needed “time to think”. He added that he will continue to respect Sidhu whether or not he joins the AAP. Sidhu had resigned from his Rajya Sabha seat last month saying he had been asked to not involve himself in Punjab during its elections. Sidhu had joined the Upper House in April 2016, two years after he stepped down from his Lok Sabha constituency of Amritsar to allow Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from that seat.
Earlier, it was reported that both Sidhu his wife, Navjot Kaur, would join the AAP on August 15. However, no announcement was made by either Sidhu or the party afterwards. While the AAP has not announced any chief ministerial candidates for the elections, it has appointed Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann the chairperson of its campaign committee. It also released its first list of candidates for the elections two weeks ago.