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When Sidhu made fun of ‘runaway’ Kejriwal’s coughing: Viral video

Amidst speculation about his joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), video clips showing cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu mocking at Arvind Kejriwal went viral on the social media on Tuesday, a day after he resigned from Rajya Sabha.

punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2016 18:53 IST
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Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File Photo)

Amidst speculation about his joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), video clips showing cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu mocking at Arvind Kejriwal went viral on the social media on Tuesday, a day after he resignedfrom Rajya Sabha.

In the clips, appeared to be shot during the 2014 Delhi assembly polls, Sidhu is seen making fun of the AAP national convener and describing him as “Nautanki company”.

In one of the clips, he is seen saying Kejriwal had claimed “Politics kabhi join nahin karunga, Aam Aadmi Party bana di...Mai security nahin loonga, ‘Z’ security le lee. Mai bangla nahi lunga, khud jhadu maarke bangla liya.” (I will never join politics, he said but floated the Aam Aadmi Party. I will never take security cover, he took ‘Z’ security. I will not take a bungalow, he swept the floor himself and took the bungalow).

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The former India cricketer is also seen making fun of the Delhi chief minister’s chronic coughing in one of the clips.

“Idhar dharna, udhar dharna. Tujhse khansi to theek hui nahin, Delhi kya theek karega. Main koi jhooth bolea? (Holding protests here and there...You haven’t been able to cure your cough, how will you cure Delhi? Do you think I’m lying?),” he is heard saying in the clip.

In another clip, Sidhu says, “Har jagah pe bhagam bhag. Naukri chhodke bhaga, Delhi ki janta ko chhodke bhaga...Jo banda Anna Hazare ka nahin ho saka, woh tumhara kaise hoga? (He has run away from everything. He left his job, left the people of Delhi...if he can leave Anna Hazare, how can he be yours?).”

Here is the clip shared by ‘Video Goes Viral’ on YouTube on his public speech:

Dealing a blow to the BJP ahead of assembly elections in Punjab, Sidhu, the Amritsar MP from 2004 to 2014, resigned on Monday from Rajya Sabha three months after his nomination by the Narendra Modi government, fuelling speculations that he, along with his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, a BJP MLA, could join the AAP.

Kejriwal and other top leaders of the party hailed the decision.

Navjot Kaur told reporters on Tuesday there was no choice before her husband but join the AAP to serve the people of Punjab.

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