Putting aside all speculations of joining Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday announced to float a new party Aawaz-e-Punjab.
The front formed by Sidhu, Pargat Singh and Bains brothers will be called Aawaz-e Punjab.
“Along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers, we have formed a front,” he said.
Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains are independent MLAs, while Pargat Singh is a hockey player-turned-politician.
Last month, while talking about Sidhu’s AAP entry, party chief Arvind Kejriwal had said that the cricketer-turned politician had sought some time to think about joining the AAP.
“Would Navjot Sidhu ji join AAP — lot of rumours? It’s my duty to put forward our side. We have greatest greatest regard for this cricket legend. He met me last week. Didn’t put any pre-condition. He needs time to think. Lets respect that,” Kejriwal had said in a tweet.
Kejriwal had also tweeted he is a very good human being and a cricket legend. “My respect for him would continue whether he joins or not,” he added.
There were reports that the former BJP MP wanted to be the AAP Chief Ministerial candidate in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
Speculations were high after the 53-year-old left the BJP since he was allegedly asked to stay away from Punjab.