The turmoil in Punjab Congress, resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Punjab starting today is giving rise to many speculations in the state’s politics. Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the post of state president of Congress and all eyes are on what will be his next step. Meanwhile, the political corridor is buzzing with the talk of an alleged meeting between Aam Aadmi Party’s state unit chief Bhagwant Mann and Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday.
Although none of the Aam Aadmi Party has confirmed this meeting, but sources say that just as Navjot Singh Sidhu was angry with his party, Bhagwant Mann too was invited by AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal to join the party. The Punjab CM is unhappy with the decision not to nominate him as a candidate. Now it has to be seen that what will be the political meaning of meeting these two.
However, the way both the leaders are angry with their respective parties and have been seen talking about Punjabiyat from time to time, the possibility of a new alliance in Punjab cannot be ruled out. Sidhu and Mann have always talked about Punjab and Punjabis, so it will not be a surprise if they make some big announcements in the coming days keeping in view the upcoming elections and their strength on the ground. There is news that Congress is not going to persuade Sidhu this time, so Sidhu will now have to find a new way.
Here, amidst political agitation in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be on a two-day tour of Punjab from today i.e. Wednesday. This is Kejriwal’s first visit to Punjab after the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh. He will talk about the next election of traders in Ludhiana later in the day. Also, he can make a big announcement regarding the elections in Punjab on the coming Thursday.
The Aam Aadmi Party chief has been touring for some time in all the states where elections are due within the next one year. He has already held rallies and press conferences in Punjab. But the way the political upheaval is going on inside the Congress in power there, this visit of the Aam Aadmi Party convenor is being linked to it.
Aam Aadmi Party is now considering itself strong in Punjab. After the internal battle of Congress becomes public, it is also seeing its benefit. The Aam Aadmi Party is the main opposition party in Punjab. The kind of role you played in the farmers’ movement also seems to benefit the party. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has also gathered the benefit of the ongoing fight in the Punjab Congress.