Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress: Former BJP Rajya Sabha member Navjot Singh Sidhu officially joined the Congress on Monday just weeks before from assembly elections in the Punjab. He was welcomed by the Congress leader and former Union Minister Ajay Maken. Sidhu on Sunday met with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Rahul took of the two together on tweeter.
“I was born a Congressman… I am just returning to my party,” Sidhu, said, at a press conference this morning. Sidhu is going to contest the upcoming Punjab assembly elections from the Amritsar East constituency.
Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress: Sidhu spoke on the issue of drugs in Punjab
“Bhaag baaba Badal bhaag, kursi khaali kar, Punjab ki janta aati hai (run Badal run, vacate your chair, the people of Punjab are coming), Navjot Singh Sidhu said, adding that the upcoming elections are a battle for the honour of Punjab. “Punjab, which was known as the Wheat Bowl of India, has been reduced to a poor state due to the apathy of political parties…
He loud on the issue of drugs in the state, saying it was a reality in Punjab that the lives of youth are being destroyed. “You can’t have ostrich mentality of burying your head in the ground and think it doesn’t exist… Films are being made on the misery of Punjab, Congress will wipe out drug menace from Punjab,” he said.
While scathing attack on Akali Dal, Sidhu said the party has now been reduced to dynasty politics. “Akali Dal was a pious movement once but has now reduced to a dynasty.”
Former cricketer clarified his relation with Captain
Sidhu also spoke and clarified on his relation with Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh, saying there was no reason why two people who have differences cannot sit across a table and discuss an issue when two nations can. “I am ready to work under anybody.
The Congress high command decides. My aim is the people of Punjab; it’s not an individual’s battle.” During the conference, AICC in-charge of Punjab Asha kumara was also presented which was held at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi.