New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and former Olympian Pargat Singh on Monday joined the Congress party. At a press conference in the national capital, a formal announcement in this regard was made in presence of senior Congress leaders, including party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
Pargat and Kaur met the Congress high command here last week to seal the deal. Later, both met Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh and discussed the formalities of their joining the party.
On being asked if her husband will join the party, Navjot said, “Hum do shareer ek aatma hai, fir ek durse ke bina kab tak reh paenge? (We are two bodies one soul how can we live separately)
Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh said: "If Mrs Sidhu is here, do you think Mr Sidhu is not going to come with us (Congress)?" "I have not met him yet and I have not spoken to him. He is still in Mumbai; when he comes to Delhi we will discuss it," Singh said in a media briefing here.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party on October 8. She represented Amritsar East constituency in the Punjab assembly. She is also a former Chief Parliamentary Secretary of the Punjab government.
Elections to the Punjab assembly are likely to be held early next year.