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Suspense over Sidhu: AAP candidate pays visit to Dr Navjot Kaur

Amid suspense surrounding former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), AAP candidate from Amritsar (south) Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar called on the cricketer-turned-politician’s wife and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu at her residence here late on Wednesday evening.

punjab Updated: Aug 17, 2016 22:06 IST
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Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar leaving Sidhu’s house in a car on Wednesday evening.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Amid suspense surrounding former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), AAP candidate from Amritsar (south) Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar called on the cricketer-turned-politician’s wife and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu at her residence here late on Wednesday evening.

Although Dr Nijjar termed it a personal visit, its timing drew a lot of attention. After coming out of Sidhu’s house, he said: “She works in the health department and I am a doctor. I have been visiting her in the past too. This is just a personal visit and has nothing to do with politics.”

On the deadlock between AAP and Sidhu, which is delaying the announcement of his joining the party, Dr Nijjar said: “I am not aware what all is happening.”

Earlier, Dr Nijjar -- who runs a diagnostic centre in Amritsar and was announced as a candidate for the upcoming assembly elections in AAP’s first list -- reached Sidhu’s house in a car, which he was driving himself, around 7pm. He left from there around 7:25pm. The car having an AAP sticker on its windshield could be seen parked outside Sidhu’s residence in Holy City colony all this time.