AAP spokesperson Sukhpal Khaira today alleged that the BJP had told Navjot Singh Sidhu to stay away from Punjab at the behest of its alliance partner SAD. Khaira said: “The BJP has been following the diktats of the Akali Dal. Since Sidhu was highlighting the involvement of Akalis in the drug trade, the BJP barred him from coming to Punjab, as has been alleged by the beleaguered leader.”