Former BJP leader Najot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Awaaz-E-Punjab leader Pargat Singh will formally join the Congress on November 28 announced Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh.
“I am pleased to announce that Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Pargat Singh will be formally joining Congress on November 28,” Amarinder said.
He further stated that he welcomes the two to the party. Congress will be further strengthened ahead of Punjab Assembly elections with the joining of like-minded people.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu is a former MLA and represented Amritsar in Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Pargat Singh is also a former Punjab MLA after he quit the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. He is a former Hockey Olympian and was captain of the Indian hockey team.
Kaur, wife of former cricketer turned actor and Awaaz-e-Punjab chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pargat Singh met the Congress high command here to seal the deal, a statement from Amarinder said.
Congress leaders told the media that the two met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today and decided to join the party. The two later met Amarinder Singh at his residence here and discussed the formalities of their joining.