CHANDIGARH: Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest the Punjab Assembly polls from Amritsar (East) constituency. Sidhu’s wife, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu said, “Navjot Singh Sidhu is in regular touch with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh. Meetings have taken place with the top brass of the Congress and they are preparing an itinerary for Sidhu and he will join Congress soon.”
“To counter any possible rebellion, the party high command is very cautious. It is talking to possible rebels and trying to pacify them,” she added.
Last month, Sidhu and Amarinder had met in Delhi and discussed the former’s plans for Punjab. Sidhu is likely to join the Congress any time now depending on his preference, Amarinder had said. Sidhu had formally resigned from the BJP on September 14 and before that on July 18, he had resigned from the Rajya Sabha seat to which he was nominated in April this year. His wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, an MLA from Amritsar (East) had also resigned from the saffron party on October 8 and after which she also resigned from the Assembly.