Amarinder Singh makes fresh offer to Navjot Singh Sidhu, says he has Congress in his DNA
Congress party has made a fresh offer to Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying the Grand Old Party's doors are always open for him.
Chandigarh: With former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's talks with Aam Aadmi Party failing to materialise, Congress party has made a fresh offer to him, saying the Grand Old Party's doors are always open for him.
If Sidhu is still unsure which way he should head politically after quitting the BJP, the doors of Congress are always open for him, Punjab chief Amarinder Singh was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
"Sidhu has the Congress in his DNA. His father was a general secretary of the party and remains a member. I know him since he was a boy," Amrinder Singh said.
Singh also reiterated that his party is ready to welcome him if he is interested.
Sidhu had last month declared his disenchantment with the BJP and has since been in talks to join the Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the crucial assembly elections in Punjab.
Those talks have reportedly faltered on a few demands that Sidhu is said to have made, though Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal clarified that his party is waiting for the 52-year-old commentator to make up his mind.
"He met me last week. Didn't put any pre-condition. He needs time to think. Let's respect that," Kejriwal had tweeted last week.
Sources have said that if Sidhu's talks with AAP come to naught, he will seriously consider the Congress as a political option, though that party too is unlikely to meet his alleged demands.
During his negotiations, Sidhu has reportedly asked the AAP leadership to project him as Punjab's presumptive chief minister. He also wants a package deal that includes fielding his wife in the Punjab elections. Sidhu's wife, who shares his first name, is a BJP lawmaker in the Punjab assembly.