Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi amid speculations of his entry to the Congress

This is the second meeting between the two leaders since they had met in December

Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi amid speculations of his entry to the Congress

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday met the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi with party circles saying the cricketer-politician expected to join the party very soon and is likely to play an important role in the poll-bound Punjab.

According to Hindustan Times, the meeting took place around 3.30 pm and discussed the modalities of his joining and his future role in the party.


This is the second meeting between the two leaders since they had met in December.

The comedian's wife has joined the Congress already, along with Pargat Singh, a former Akali Dal activist who had joined hands with Sidhu to form the outfit Awaaz-E Punjab.

Hindustan Times reported that the former cricketer is likely to contest from Amritsar East assembly constituency which is at present represented by his wife.

Reports say that Sidhu's joining may come in the next few days on the background of Lohri festival.

Rumours are doing the rounds saying his demand for Deputy Chief Minister berth, but Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh denied these reports.

Singh had, however, mentioned that the decision about deputy chief minister would be announced by party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at an "appropriate time".