Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former BJPian will join the Aam Aadmi Party on August 15 and celebrate the his freedom from the BJP," AAP sources have told a reputed TV channel.
Sidhu had resigned as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha last week. After a week of making no public comments, he said on Monday in a press conference that he resigned because he was asked to "not even look at" Punjab, where elections will be held early next year.
There has been speculation ever since he resigned that Sidhu, a former cricketer, may headed to the Aam Aadmi Party, but neither side has offered an official confirmation yet.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has challenged traditional Punjab rivals the Akali Dal-BJP alliance and the Congress in the state and hopes to replicate its spectacular success in Delhi last year.
AAP sources said that Sidhu is a potential chief ministerial candidate for the party in Punjab and said for now he would be a star campaigner.
Sidhu's wife, also name Navjot, is a BJP lawmaker in the Punjab assembly. She is expected to follow her husband to the Aam Aadmi Party too, but her resignation from the BJP will take place closer to the election, to avoid a by-election for her seat, Amritsar, reported NDTV.