Ahead of Punjab polls, Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

Photo of Parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu (Right) along with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi: Former cricketer turned Parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu today formally joined Congress Party ahead of upcoming state assembly election in Punjab.

After many flip-flop and speculations, Sidhu today joint the Congress party, but earlier it was expected that he will join Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party (AAP).

The 53-year-old, quit Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in September 2016. He left the safron party by saying that BJP has sidelined him which forced him to surrender his parliamentary seat of Amritsar fro Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Interestingly, two months after Sidhu quit the BJP, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu also left BJP and joined Congress.

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It was reported that Sidhu met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi before joining the party to discuss the details of his formal induction into the party.

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