Shocking Facts on Why Navjot Sidhu Joined Congress Revealed

A day after joining Congress, former India cricketer turned politician, and ex-BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu boasted that he was a born Congressman and that his entry into the party was nothing short of a ‘ghar wapasi.

Addressing a press conference as a member of his new party, the former Indian cricketer Navjot Sidhu reiterated that his father had worked with the Congress for as many as 40 years, “I’m a born Congressman; from birth, I’m essentially a Congressman. I’ve come back to my roots,” Sidhu said, explaining his decision.

Navjot Sidhu with Rahul Gandhi photo

Navjot Sidhu with Rahul Gandhi

The politician-cum-cricket commentator also said that he would stand from the constituency the Congress party will ask him to fight from. He went on to add that issue of drugs will be top on his electoral agenda.

“Drugs are a reality in Punjab, the lives of youth are being destroyed,” Sidhu explained. “I was not ready to leave Amritsar to fight from safe seats in 2014 though I was offered it,” said the former BJP leader.

Navjot Sidhu Interview and Press Conference on Joining Congress


Navjot Sidhu’s decision earned him plenty of flak from the opposition. “It’s difficult to take anything that Navjot Sidhu says seriously,” Bikram Singh Majithia of the Shiromani Akali Dal told ANI. “Will people forget what he said about Sonia and Rahul Gandhi? He used the most derogatory words for Dr Manmohan Singh sahib,” Majithia added.

Further, Parkash Singh Badal described Navjot Sidhu as a person who changes his parties as per his convenience. “He changes parties and makes deals, people don’t know this about him,” Badal was quoted as saying by ANI.

After Navjot Sidhu quit BJP, there were reports that he was likely to join Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but nothing materialised on that end. After much speculation, he formally joined the Congress on Sunday, following a meeting with Rahul Gandhi.

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