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Sidhu joining AAP or Congress? Or the resignation just a political move from BJP to confuse others
After Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from Rajya Sabha, politics in Punjab has become complicated with no final word coming from him as to which party he is going to join. Whether he will join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or not or will keep himself away from the politics and concentrate on TV shows to live a non-controversial life, the cricketer-turned-politician has kept everyone in the political circle guessing.

There are number of other questions that have come up, like, whether Sidhu will be pursued to remain in BJP? Whether Sidhu will be projected as CM candidate? Or above all, is it a big conspiracy by the BJP to confuse the Congress, Akalis and AAP?

The last one looks to be sound as BJP is not in good terms with its alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as it is evident from the reaction of Punjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla, who lashed out at the SAD for the "shoddy" treatment meted out to him and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu during the inauguration of Bhagat Namdev Ji College in Gurdaspur's Ghuman village.

No doubt, silence is a great art of conversation with self but Sidhu's silence has made others to talk about him. However, one thing is certain, after resigning and not showing his cards, he is definitely looking forward for a better position in AAP or the Congress.

So far as the Congress is concerned, he is not likely to get any major position as there are number of leaders senior to him. Regarding AAP, Arvind Kejriwal has already made it clear that presently there are no plans to project Sidhu as party's CM candidate in Punjab.

He (AK) himself could be the candidate for CM in Punjab as he is not comfortable in Delhi because of interference of Lt. Gov. who has all the final powers. In Delhi, it looks that he is heading the Corporation office.

Well before the resignation of Sidhu, the rumour was only about his joining the AAP and this is the reason, he was vocal against the SAD moves. The ultimate target of BJP is to show exit doors to Congress from the politics at any cost and Sidhu couple has already announced that they will not participate in any election related activity of BJP in case the party continues to keep its alliance with the SAD.

Even AAP has been labeled as having links with the RSS and Kejriwal hardly speaks against the RSS. Not only this, AAP is being called as the "B" team of BJP. Or, it can be said, BJP itself wants to make AAP as the strong opposition to ensure Congress's ouster from Indian politics.

Politics is a game of poly-tricks and no one knows the next move. Till the time there is a word from Sidhu himself, uncertainty over his next move would remain intact.

Frankly speaking, going through all these factors, the entry of Sidhu in AAP will be big challenge for AAP leaders in Punjab including Sucha Singh Chotepur, Bhagwant Mann and Harinvder Singh Phoolka, who had unsuccessfully contested 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana.

So, keep on guessing till the final election dates are announced and flying leaders settle themselves in one or the other 'political nests' to put an end to all speculations. I would say, "AAP, let Sidhu speak himself".

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