Kumar Vishwas is known for taking potshots at opposition politicians through TwitterAam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas is good at crafting cheeky tweets and playing around with words, thanks to his Hindi poetry background. He is often seen on social media taking pot-shots at leaders of opposition parties. But one tweet posted by Vishwas late Tuesday night, although loaded with pun, could be a sign of things to come.
In the tweet, he wrote in Hindi, “‘AAP’ ki ‘Shatrughan’ ‘Kirti’ ‘Siddh’ hone ko hai’.’ The tweet, poetic in nature, could actually be a reference to three senior leaders of the BJP who might be on their way out to the AAP – Shatrughan Sinha, Kirti Azad and Navjot Singh Sidhu.The one common thread tying the three leaders is that they are heavily dissatisfied with the functioning of the BJP. Shatrughan Sinha, Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib, has often written against the party on Twitter, especially after its defeat in the state elections in Bihar. He has complained of being sidelined in the party.
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As for Kirti Azad, the suspended Darbhanga MP is known to have animosity for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and has often critiqued him for the latter’s handling of the affairs in the DDCA. Even a show-cause notice was sent to him by the BJP for violating party discipline earlier this year. According to multiple media reports, Azad’s wife was reported to be looking forward to join the Aam Aadmi Party.
As for Sidhu, ambiguity still exists on his membership of the BJP. Even though his wife had confirmed that he had left the BJP, the party, nor him, have said anything on the matter. Sidhu, who detests the Akalis in Punjab and wants to come back to active state politics, is likely to join the AAP, a party that has good prospects in the upcoming elections.
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If Vishwas’s prediction does come true, it will be a shot in the arm for the AAP, which could use these leaders to project its national ambitions. While both Azad and Sinha have established support base in Bihar, Sidhu is a prominent Jatt Sikh face.