Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur to join Congress next Monday: Amarinder Singh
NEW DELHI: The suspense is finally ending. After a series of flip-flops, former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Awaaz-E-Punjab leader Pargat Singh will formally join the Congress on November 28, while Sidhu himself may join soon after. Their recently launched forum, Awaaz-e-Punjab will be effectively dead after this.
Kaur, wife of former cricketer and Awaaz-e-Punjab chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pargat Singh met the Congress high command here to seal the deal, a statement from Amarinder said.
Announcing the decision, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh welcomed them in the party fold, saying Congress will be further strengthened ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections with the joining of like-minded people.
“I am pleased to announce that Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Pargat Singh will be formally joining Congress on November 28,” Amarinder said.
Sources said the two met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today and decided to join the party fold. The two later met Amarinder Singh at his residence here and discussed the formalities of their joining.
Party sources said Sidhu was away in Mumbai and was likely to meet the Congress leadership in the days to come and likely to join along with his wife and Pargat Singh.
The Bains brothers Simarjit and Balwinder Singh, both of whom were independent MLAs from Ludhiana, have since tied up with AAP.