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Punjab: Navjot Kaur Sidhu formally joins Congress

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:36 IST

Days after deserting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, on 28 November, formally joined the Congress party.

Earlier, Punjab Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh had wrote on Twitter, "I am pleased to announce that Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Pargat Singh will formally be joining the Congress on November 28."

Navjot Kaur Sidhu had on 8 October resigned from the BJP.

The announcement came amid speculation that Navjot Singh Sidhu will also join the party in the coming days.

Ahead of next year's assembly polls in Punjab, former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sindhu had floated a new front called "Awaaz-e-Punjab."

The front was formed by Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pargat Singh and Bains brothers.

First published: 28 November 2016, 5:03 IST