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Sarcasm or flattery? Sidhu's praise of AAP leads to confusion

Our opposition AAP has always recognised my vision and work for Punjab, he said

Navjot Singh Sidhu | PTI Navjot Singh Sidhu | PTI

A few days after attacking the AAP government in Delhi over its petition in the Supreme Court, seeking closure of 10 power plants in three states, including Punjab, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu came out with a tweet praising the AAP, which is being perceived as an attempt to cosy up to the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

Tweeting an old video in which AAP leader Sanjay Singh is heard praising Sidhu, the Congress leader wrote: "Our opposition AAP has always recognised my vision and work for Punjab. Be it Before 2017- Beadbi, Drugs, Farmers Issues, Corruption and Power Crisis faced by People of Punjab raised by me or today as I present 'Punjab Model' It is clear they know - who is really fighting for Punjab."

"If the Opposition dares to question me, yet they can’t escape my Pro-People Agenda ... This means they have resigned to their fate," he said in another tweet.

The tweets come in the wake of his long-standing squabble with Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, and could suggest that Sidhu may be contemplating switching over to AAP even as there is a claim that he was being sarcastic as he had attacked the party a few days ago.

“There are indications that giving him an important role in the party affairs was being resisted by the chief minister, this tweet could be aimed at throwing some subtle hints to his detractors within the party," News18 quoted a senior Congress leader as saying.

However, another leader pointed out that the fact that he is shifting his focus away from the Punjab chief minister and targetting the AAP would possibly mean that after Sidhu's meeting with the Gandhis a few days ago, that two leaders have patched up.

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