Cricketer-turned politician Navjot singh Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party last month joined the Congress on 28 November along with former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Pargat Singh.
Delhi: Navjot Kaur Sidhu and ex Akali MLA Pargat Singh join Congress pic.twitter.com/RiWJlaKpL7
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Speculations are rife that Navjot Singh Sidhu who floated his political forum, “Awaaz-e-Punjab” more than 2 months ago, will also be joing the Congress.
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh who had announced the decision had asserted that with like-minded people joining the party, Congress will be further strengthened ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu is a former MLA and represented Amritsar in Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Pargat Singh is also a former Punjab MLA after he was recently expelled from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on charges of indulging in anti-party activities.
Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu quit the BJP in the month of September following differences with the party’s top leadership over the alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Additionally, Ludhiana’s Bains brothers, who floated Aawaaz-e-Punjab – along with Navjot Singh Sidhu, recently joined Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party.