Navjot Singh Sidhu may join Congress party to contest Punjab elections

Photo of Indian cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu keeping upcoming Punjab elections in mind today met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi amid speculations that he would join the party and may contest polls from the party.

The meeting Navjot Singh Sidhu and Rahul Gandhi lasted over 30 minutes.

There are rumors that Sidhu may contest election from Amritsar (East) seat which is currently held by his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu.

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Navjot who joined the Congress earlier hinted that her husband would contest the upcoming state polls on the party ticket.

Sources from the party told media persons, “Sidhu is likely to join very soon. He will meet Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh in a couple of days, finalise his date of joining and decide his role.”

The meeting between Sidhu and Gandhi takes place few hours after the Congress suffered a major setback in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections in which Congress won just four out of 26 seats.

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On other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the elections by winning 20 of the 26 seats bu retaining its control over the civic body.

Both Sidhu and his wife had resigned from the BJP few months back.