Kejriwal also said that Sidhu has not put any pre-conditions on joining the AAP.  In a series of tweets, the AAP leader also praised Sidhu and said his respect for him would continue whether he joins the party or not.

There were reports that Sidhu not only demanded that he should be declared as AAP’s chief ministerial candidate in Punjab but also asked party’s ticket for his wife. AAP on Thursday said it was Sidhu's decision to quit the Rajya Sabha and it will be "entirely" his call to join the outfit. Sidhu had on Friday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the latter's residence.


"It was Sidhu's decision to quit the Rajya Sabha and we welcomed it. Now, it will be entirely his decision to join the party. The people of Punjab will decide who their MLA and the Chief Minister will be," AAP's national spokesperson Dilip Pandey said. "It's not clear whether he will join the party and when, if he does. AAP was on high in Punjab even before he expressed his desire to join it. So things will not play out exactly the way he wants," said another senior party leader.  


However, a party leader from Punjab said Sidhu is likely join the party soon. After his sudden resignation from the Rajya Sabha last month, the former BJP MP from Amritsar, had lashed out at the party leadership, but kept mum on his future plans.

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