Till a few months ago, it was Congress that appeared to be a losing ground in Punjab and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was strengthened with an early kick off the block. But now the situation seems to have turnaround with AAP moving towards self-destructive mode and lunging from one crisis to another.
The latest political throw caused by Navjot Singh Sidhu. Earlier it was anticipated that he would join AAP after resigning as BJP-MP. Soon he joined hands with other leaders and announced the formation of a new political entity, Awaaz-E-Punjab. Though the new party on the block failed to suffer the pressure and hence has been conked out.
Without a doubt, Sidhu has the potential of posing a serious threat to the counterparts for power in Punjab. The cricketer-turned-politician, Sidhu enjoys a clear reputation and could be an immaculate face for the AAP looking for a Sikh leader to represent the state.
The vote share and influence of AAP shown during 2014 Lok Sabha elections is now possibly to face a stern conclusion in the forthcoming elections.
In the meanwhile, ex AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur introduced his front named Aapna Punjab Party (APP). Chhotepur admonished the Punjab people against AAP. He claimed that the later is more involved in befooling the public while making false promises and screeching hollow slogans.
The party controlled by outsiders, AAP needs to rethink its strategy to bring back its lost glory in Punjab and to remain in the race for power.