Navjot Singh Sidhu Joins Congress

navjot-singh-sidhu-joins-congressNavjot Singh Sidhu joined the Congress today ahead of assembly elections in Punjab — hours after yet another meeting with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The 58-year-old had quit the BJP in September 2016, complaining that he had been sidelined by the party. Within minutes, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “INC welcomes S.Navjot Singh Sidhu & thanks Rahul Gandhiji for bringing likeminded leaders under the Congress umbrella“.
His induction was, however, delayed as Rahul was out of the country on a short vacation. Sidhu wanted to join the party in Rahul’s presence. Last year, Sidhu left the BJP and resigned as Rajya Sabha MP after he felt he was sidelined by the party. In 2014, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Sidhu was forced to step aside for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would famously go on to lose the Amritsar seat to Amarinder. Later, he was wooed by the Aam Aadmi Party, but talks fell apart as Sidhu reportedly wanted the party to make him their CM face. He went on to form a political front, Awaaz-e-Punjab, with the Bains brothers, who later joined AAP. Sidhu abandoned the outfit after his wife resigned as MLA and joined Congress. In Punjab, it will be a three-way contest between the Congress, SAD-BJP and AAP. The state will go to polls on February 4. Counting of votes will begin on March 11

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