Congress party in Punjab get a boost as celebrity cricketer turned politician Navjot Sidhu joins the party….reports Asian Lite News
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday joined the Congress after meeting its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here, the party said.
Gandhi warmly welcomed Sidhu, a former BJP MP from Amritsar, into the party fold at his residence. Sidhu’s wife had earlier joined the Congress.
The Congress “welcomes Sidhu and thanks Gandhi for bringing like-minded leaders under the Congress umbrella”, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh said cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu will be contesting the assembly polls.
“He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is 100 per cent in the Congress, and as Navjot Kaur Sidhu had announced that he is a candidate from Amritsar East,” he told media persons.
Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who has already joined the Congress, had announced on Friday that he would join in a day or two.
Sidhu met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday to discuss his role and the date of his formal induction into the party.
The Congress on Friday released the fourth list for Punjab assembly elections but Navjot Singh’s name was missing from the list.
The Congress has so far released the names of 108 of the 117 candidates for the February 4 polls.