Days after possibilities of Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Congress party emerged, it is now being believed that Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh may join Congress.
According to several media reports, Harbhajan Singh has been in touch and has been in talks with Congress party leaders about joining the party. Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh who resigned from his Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in protest against the Supreme Court judgement, said that they will be happy to have to him on board. However, he did not give any clarity of which segment of Punjab will Harbhajan Singh join. But if the
But, if the initial reports are to be believed, then Harbhajan Singh may contest for Jalandhar seat.
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. 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.
Amarinder Singh resigned from the from his Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in protest against the Supreme Court judgement holding the 2004 law passed by Punjab to terminate the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states as unconstitutional. All the Congress MLAs too resigned from the Punjab Assembly as well.