Decision on Sidhu’s role in AAP only after he joins: Sanjay Singh

  • Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2016 22:11 IST
Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh being greeted with garland and sword during a rally at grain market near Arora Cinema in Ludhiana on Friday evening. (Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

The Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh on Friday said Navjot Sidhu’s position in the party will be decided only after he joins the party.

Sanjay said this to HT in response to a question whether Sidhu will be projected as the CM candidate, on the sidelines of a rally in Atam Nagar constituency here. He said it will take some time for Sidhu to “officially” join the party. “I can comment on Sidhu’s candidature only when the time arrives. We will decide his position in the party after he joins us; nothing can be said right now,” he said.

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On Thursday, two frontline Punjab leaders of the AAP, Sucha Singh Chhotepur and Bhagwant Mann, had made it clear that though Sidhu will join the AAP, he will neither contest the assembly polls nor be projected as the chief ministerial face.

Read: Sidhu will not be CM candidate, declare Punjab AAP leaders

Addressing a thinly-attended gathering here, Sanjay Singh expressed confidence that AAP will win all 117 seats in the coming Punjab assembly elections.

‘Badal only knows kharcha ya parcha’

Taking a dig at the ruling SAD-BJP regime, Sanjay stated policemen in the state have been reduced to a pawn in the hands of the government, which was neck-deep in corruption.

“It’s a ‘parcha ya kharcha’ government. Maano to kharcha, na maano to parcha’ (either you agree to pay or face police case),” he said.

Promising the residents that he will quash all such fake FIRs within a month of his party coming to power, Sanjay said the government has only converted the state into a land of drug, sand and land mafias.

“Parkash Singh Badal says we do not have experience. Yes, we do not have the experience of distributing money and liquor to voters during elections; we do not have the experience of illegally possessing land of NRIs nor do we have the experience of running a transport mafia in the state,” he said.

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