Cricketer-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu finally met Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh in Delhi this Sunday and indicated his willingness to work for the party.
Sidhu, former BJP leader, met Amarinder at a neutral place in Delhi and discussed his plans for Punjab.
“I can tell you that I have met him. I hope very soon he will be making his announcement. I found him in a very positive frame of mind. I hope it will be a positive decision,” Amarinder said.
Amarinder said about the meeting, “We met in a very positive atmosphere. Navjot Sidhu appeared inclined to support the Congress but he has to make up his mind about whether he wants to continue with his profession or come on board. It is up to Sidhu now to make the announcement and also declare its nature. He is inclined to back the Congress. That’s the impression I got.”
Sidhu is likely to join the Congress any time now depending on his preference. He has returned to Mumbai.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Sidhu, who resigned from BJP recently, will not have any bearing on the assembly elections in the state next year.
During a discussion in Agenda Aajtak event here, Badal, also the President of the Akali Dal, said that Sidhu did not have any ideology to follow since he was about to join Congress, to whom he criticised earlier.
“I have no grudge against Sidhu. I always supported him. However, he criticised me to remain in the news. I do not think he will make any impact in the election. He will be a non-player. Now, he is interested in Congress. He had criticised Congress earlier. He had bargained with Aam Adami Party.
What could be his ideology since he has put himself in the market for bargain?” he said.
Dismissing Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party leader, he said it “will not win over nine seats in the election”.