BJP tries to decode contradictory signals from the Sidhu couple

Navjot Kaur left the party functionaries in Amritsar surprised when she enthusiastically supported the 'Tiranga Yatra' of the party as part of the Independence Day functions of BJP.

Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Chandigarh | Published:August 19, 2016 7:30 pm
page1 BJP leadership in ascribes the dichotomous moves of the Sidhu couple to a deliberate ploy to keep everyone guessing about their next move.

With Navjot Sidhu’s entry into Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) coming under a shadow of doubt on one hand and his wife Navjot Kaur taking part in BJPs ‘Tiranga Yatra’ wholeheartedly on the other, the state unit of BJP has been left trying to decipher the contradictory signals emanating from the Sidhu couple.

While certain senior party officials maintain that there is no chance of Sidhu making a return to the BJP fold in case his attempts to join AAP come a cropper, there are others within the party who say that he has deliberately maintained an ambiguity about his status within BJP in order to facilitate his return if required. The state president of the party and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Vijay Sampla, has on more than one occasion clarified that he has not received any resignation from the party from Navjot Sidhu and his only official resignation till now was from the Rajya Sabha where he was a nominated member.

“The doors are closed for Sidhu in BJP and if he is left with limited options after refusal of his terms by AAP then it is he who is to be blamed,” maintained a party functionary not willing to be named. He also informed that there were verbal instructions from the party high command that there should not be any public comments about Sidhu or his political moves till the time there is some finality of his actions. “There are unofficial orders about speaking out about Sidhu,” BJP leaders confirmed.

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While the former Amritsar MPs attempts to join AAP were well known it is the actions of his wife, the MLA, which are puzzling the party in the state. While Navjot Kaur has been quite critical of her own party as well as the alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), yet she has been very active within the party forums too and has been attending functions within her constituency on behalf of BJP too.

Navjot Kaur left the party functionaries in Amritsar surprised when she enthusiastically supported the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ of the party as part of the Independence Day functions of BJP. She had also been among the first leaders of the party to have arrived in Jalandhar to enquire about the well being of Brig Jagdish Gagneja, Deputy Chief of RSS in Punjab, after he had been shot and left seriously injured.

It is becoming difficult to decode the message that she is trying to send by being critical of the party on one hand and making statements that she would follow her husband in whichever political outfit he joins, and also trying to appear to be loyal to the party by carrying out her duties in official functions,” said a state BJP leader.

BJP leadership in the state ascribes the dichotomous moves of the Sidhu couple to a deliberate ploy to keep everyone guessing about their next move. “This will not work and will eventually prove detrimental to them. They cannot criticise the party and then try to appear one with it,” said a leader.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Aug 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm
    Forget the joker he is more harm than help in cricket earlier mow in politics he is was ans will remain a low iq high expectind appritistion person. Let him be please
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      Raka
      Aug 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm
      Below is cooked up by Indian express"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"“�The doors are closed for Sidhu in BJP and if he is left with limited options after refusal of his terms by AAP then it is he who is to be blamed,” maintained a party functionary not willing to be named. He also informed that there were verbal instructions from the party high command that there should not be any public comments about Sidhu or his political moves till the time there is some finality of his actions. “There are unofficial orders about speaking out about Sidhu,” BJP leaders confirmed."
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        Syama uppuluri
        Aug 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm
        Good riddance for BJP. Only hope that AAP also gets rid of him, so that he joins the inconsequential Congress party!!!!
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          Anil
          Aug 20, 2016 at 3:28 am
          If any party that is truly working for the people welfare in the country... then its AAP..... If Sidhu joins AAP then punjab will be cleansed..... SIDHU JOIN AAP.......
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          Ashish Biswas
          Aug 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm
          Sindhu should leave politics and remain with comedy circus only otherwise he will loose that also. Politics has become serious business now.
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            Ayush
            Aug 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm
            Sidhu was a great personality for Modi Bhakts if when he was used to kiss of Modi. Now sidhu is kuta, kamina,dhobi, ..... bla bla.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Waah re modi ke gobar bhakton. Sidhu Vapas Congress me ayega jaha uske Father the. Aur BJP-Akaliyo ke Drugs nexus ka bhanda fod karega 2017 me.
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              ASHOK KUMAR
              Aug 19, 2016 at 4:44 pm
              Sidhu is a known comedian and now his wife is also trying to join Kapil Sharma's comedy show.
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                Aditya
                Aug 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm
                Professional laughing sardar.. Convicted of murder.. Has he reached highest he can in politics? YES, but he will not realize until years later.
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