After meeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today officially joined the party. This comes after his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu said that he was likely to contest the assembly election from Amritsar East constituency. Sidhu, a former Rajya Sabha MP, had resigned from BJP last year and formed a new political outfit ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’.
Sidhu Tweeted Saying
Beginning of a new inning. On the front foot…….. Punjab, Punjabiyat & every Punjabi must win !!!
“We don’t have anything in mind. We only want to work for the welfare of Punjab. One out of us (Navjot Kaur and Navjot Sidhu) is going to contest the upcoming election, for sure,” Kaur said.
She also said that Sidhu would campaign in all the 117 assembly constituencies in the poll-bound state.
“We have to help to develop every sector of Punjab, be it industry or agriculture. Ours is a golden state and we have to make it number one state in the country,” she said.
According to reports, the Congress is planning to field Sidhu against the Badals in the upcoming polls.