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'Punjab, Punjabiyat, Punjabis will win' says Navjot Singh Sidhu at Awaaz-e-Punjab launch

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 September 2016, 16:12 IST

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu formally launched his political party, the Awaaz-e-Punjab, in Chandigarh on 8 September.

Former Indian hockey team captain Pargat Singh also attended the launch press conference.

The party will contest the Punjab assembly elections next year. Sidhu said that the slogan of the party is 'Punjab, Punjabiyat and Punjabis will win.'

"In India, good people are traditionally kept as decoration pieces and used only for campaigning. Awaaz-e-Punjab ek inquilaabi awaaz hai," Sidhu said at the conference.

"Awaaz-e-Punjab is the resurrection and redemption of Punjab which is in dire straits," the former BJP leader added.

Elections to 117 assembly seats are likely to be held in January or early February next year.

Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha on 18 July, fuelling speculation that he may join the AAP.

On the other hand, Pargat Singh was recently expelled from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on charges of indulging in anti-party activities.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 8 September 2016, 16:12 IST
 
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