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After Sidhu, BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad’s wife set to joint AAP

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New Delhi: Wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad and three-time party national executive member Poonam Azad is likely to follow in the footsteps of Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as its MP yesterday and is set to join AAP.

Poonam Azad will resign “soon” and join AAP, sources close to her said. She is currently a Delhi BJP Spokesperson and was earlier its vice president.

She has faced growing marginalisation in the party for some years after having earlier being a member of the BJP National Executive thrice.

Her decision is also driven by the suspension of Kirti Azad, who had launched a bitter attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged corruption in DDCA during the latter’s tenure as its head and continued with his tirade despite party chief Amit Shah’s intervention.

“Both husband and wife are unsure about their future in BJP,” a source said but ruled out any similar move by Kirti Azad as it will result in his losing Lok Sabha membership.

Sidhu, the former cricketer-turned politician, who had represented Amritsar in the Lok Sabha between 2004 and 2014 as BJP MP, resigned from Rajya Sabha yesterday. Sources close to him have already indicated that the 52-year-old is likely to join the Aam Aadmi Party.

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