A day after the BJP's Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he is a "good person" and that all "good people should resign from the BJP".
Anybody who wishes to join the AAP will have to become a "common man" first, Kejriwal said when asked whether Sidhu will join his party.
"He (Sidhu) has just resigned from the Rajya Sabha. He is a good person. All good people should resign from the Bharatiya Janata Party. However, if anybody who wants to join the AAP, s/he has to become an 'aam aadmi' (common man) first," the AAP leader told reporters at a book launch in New Delhi.
Asked if the former cricketer will be AAP's chief ministerial candidate for the 2017 Punjab assembly polls, Kejriwal said the party had not decided on any candidate yet.
He said it was "okay" with him that Sidhu had made negative remarks against him on several occasions in the past.
On Monday, Kejriwal said he "salutes" Sidhu for his "courage" in quitting the Rajya Sabha.
"People can give their right hand for an RS (Rajya Sabha) seat. Ever seen a sitting RS MP resigning to save his state? I salute Sidhu ji for his courage,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The book titled “Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party - An Insider Look” is written by Pran Kurup, a friend of Kejriwal since his Indian Institute of Technology days.