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Sidhu meeting with Kejriwal fuels speculation of his joining AAP soon

Updated: Aug 13, 2016 20:46 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 13 (ANI): Amid speculations of former BJP Rajya Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the former Indian cricketer met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence here late last night.

According to sources, both Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur, who is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Amritsar, are likely to join the AAP this month, but only the latter may contest the elections on an AAP ticket.

Sources said Navjot Kaur was abstaining from joining the AAP before August perhaps to avert by poll in her constituency before the scheduled assembly elections, because her joining the AAP will lead to her disqualification under the Anti-Defection Law.

The AAP Constitution too doesn't allow two members of a family to hold any office within the party, including the elected post, sources added.

They, meanwhile, refuted that Sidhu would be projected as the AAP chief ministerial candidate in Punjab, adding that he would be actively campaigning for party candidates in the elections. (ANI)