BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu surprisingly quit as a Member of Parliament on Monday, leading to speculations that he may join Aam Aadmi Party before the elections in Punjab. After his resignation, Mr. Sidhu joined India’s leading journalist Arnab Goswami for a one-on-one interview. Here is the transcript of that interview.
Arnab Goswami: Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this very special episode of ‘Frankly Speaking With Arnab’. Today we have ex-cricketer, ex-Lok Sabha MP, ex-Rajya Sabha MP and current background laughter track of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu. Mr. Sidhu, we welcome you on the show.
Navjot Sidhu: HAHAHAHAHAHA O Guru HAHAHAHAHAHA
Arnab Goswami: Mr. Sidhu, what are you doing? Why are you laughing? Please, you are not facing Kapil Sharma right now. This is Arnab Goswami and you are on a serious news program.
Navjot Sidhu: Serious? HAHAHAHAHAHA O maar diya guru HAHAHAHA
Arnab Goswami: Mr. SIDHU, THIS IS FRANKLY SPEAKING WITH ARNAB AND WE WANT TO HAVE A SERIOUS DISCUSSION. SO PLEASE. Now tell us Mr. Sidhu, why did you leave Rajya Sabha?
Navjot Sidhu: Rajya Sabha is called upper house, Chooha in English is mouse. On internet, we all browse and Saree is incomplete without blouse.. Thoko, Thoko band waale thoko
Arnab Goswami: Mr. Sidhu, once again, this is neither Kapil Sharma show nor Extra Innings, we don’t thoko any band here. We ask simple and direct questions. So Mr. Sidhu, will you be joining AAP now?
Navjot Sidhu: Aam Aadmi party ka head hai Kejriwal, Maine isteefa diya to kyun hai itna bawaal. Asli sales man to wo hai janaab, who sells kanghi to a ganja without baal. Thoko.. oh, sorry.
Arnab Goswami: No Mr. Sidhu, you can’t dodge the question like that. Tell us, do you want to be the next Chief Minister of Punjab?
Navjot Sidhu: Shrimaan ko English me kehte hain Mister, a Nurse is everyone’s sister, Pakka padapd, kachha papad is a tongue twister and if public makes me, I will become Chief Minister.
Arnab Goswami: Finally, there you have it folks. Navjot Sidhu says that he will become Chief Minister. BREAKING NEWS right here on Frankly Speaking With Arnab. So Mr. Sidhu, if you become CM, will you act against drugs mafia in Punjab?
Navjot Sidhu: Mr. Arnab, if my aunty had a moustache, she would have been my uncle; my favorite songs are by Simon and Garfunkel and why worry about things today, which may not happen kal.
Arnab Goswami: Arey yaarrrrrrrr. Mr. Sidhu, do you have anything to say to Mr. Narendra Modi? And please don’t use every word rhyming with Modi. We are a family show.
Navjot Sidhu: Sometimes one has to choose between tightening the belt and losing the pant, I still remember my marriage happened inside a tent and Modi Ji, I am still this country’s humble servant.
Arnab Goswami: Yaar someone escort him out and book Sanjay Jha and Sambit Patra for The Newshour. After his pant, tent, servant, I need to really vent.
(And then Navjot Singh Sidhu was escorted out of the studio)