Cricketer-turned- comedian turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, and previous hockey player Pargat Singh will join the Congress party on November 28, PPCC chief Captain Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday.
Negotiations amongst Congress and Awaaz-e-Punjab chief has been on for quite a while however after Bains brothers, who were likewise part of the front, tied up with AAP, choices appear to be limited for Sidhu and his wife.
Former hockey player Pargat Singh, who was a piece of the troika with Sidhu and Bains brothers in forming the front, is additionally in contact with the Congress. Sources say that Pargat Singh will join the party but the Congress wants to shuffle his seat.
These recent scenes have segregated Sidhu and his wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, both of whom were much looked for after leaders in the state. Sidhu has been playing footsie with AAP too but things could not fructify.
In his discussions with Congress, Sidhu at first needed an organization together of his front but the party, sources say, is demanding a merger instead of alliance.
He had drifted the political front Awaaz-e-Punjab in September after negotiations with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party or AAP failed to materialise. Mr Sidhu has reprimanded the Delhi Chief Minister of running AAP like a dictator. He had even said that Mr Kejriwal needs just “yes men”.
Sidhu has met senior Congress pioneers, however there was an underlying hitch as Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh was not exceptionally enthused about taking him into the party fold, as per sources. In any case, now he additionally needs Sidhu on board.
Respecting their choice, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh said that with the joining of similarly minded individuals, the party will be further fortified in front of the Punjab assembly elections..