Navjot Singh Sidhu to campaign for Congress
Cricketer turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu would campaign for the Congress in the upcoming state assembly elections, Punjab Congress chief Capain Amarinder Singh said.
“Sidhu is with us, his wife is with us. He does not want to fight from any seat but will campaign with us,” Singh told news agency ANI.
On Wednesday, although Sidhu has not formally joined Congress, Singh had announced that Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu along with former Hockey Olympian Pargat Singh would be joining the party on November 28.
Meanwhile, union minister and Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla on Thursday slammed Navjot Singh Sidhu, for his wife’s decision to join Congress, saying he has “bowed in the court” of Rahul Gandhi, whom he had once ridiculed as ‘Pappu’.
He also accused Sidhu of ditching Prime Minister Narendra Modi in making India ‘Soney ki chidia’ and becoming ‘Sonia ki chidia’.
“Sidhu, who once used to ridicule Congress Vice President (Rahul Gandhi) by calling him ‘Pappu’, has today bowed down in his court. The person, who used to claim that he will always standby for the interests of Punjab without fear of any loss or gain, today has joined the same bandwagon of thieves which according to him was rallying behind an honest PM (Manmohan Singh),” Sampla said.
“Sidhu, who once was standing alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring back the glorious past of this country and make it ‘Soney ki chidia’ (golden bird), has ditched him and has become ‘Sonia ki chidia’ (Sonia’s bird) instead,” he added.