Yes, the Suspense is Over now. Navjot Singh Sidhu will Lead New Party “Awaaz-e-Punjab“. Navjot Singh Sidhu is not joining the Aam Aadmi Party or the Congress. He will lead another political party in Punjab, where assembly elections will be held right on time one year from now.
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and Akali Dal MLA Pargat Singh, alongside some different pioneers on Friday reported the launch of a political front, Awaaz-e-Punjab.
The formal declaration of the modalities of the new party would be made in the following few days, However, the pioneers reported the introduction of the political front — online through a notice that imagined Mr. Sidhu, Mr. Singh and the Bains siblings — Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains, who are Ludhiana-based Independent MLAs.
“Our fight is against those who have ruined Punjab. We would work to serve the interests of Punjab,” says the poster.
“We have decided to launch the political party — named Awaaz-e-Punjab and it would contest the 2017 assembly polls on all 117 seats,” Mr. Simrajit Bains told The Hindu newspaper.
“The new front would work towards the interests of Punjab and its people. We have come together to fight traditional politics of dishonesty and corruption. Anyone who is willing to work for the interests of Punjab are welcome to join us,” he said.
Reacting on the possibility the joining of Aam Aadmi Party’s former State convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur, Mr. Bains said, “Anyone who wants to honestly work for Punjab is welcome.”
Senior Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar said the new Sidhu party would hit the Aam Aadmi Party hardest. “This is the political space Kejriwal’s party was hoping to occupy, but the new front will take over the niche space AAP was vying for,” he said, adding that the Congress “will lose nothing.”