Ex-Olympian Pargat Singh, Sidhu’s wife to join Congress

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Former Olympian Pargat Singh and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur will join the Congress, Punjab unit President of the party Captain Amarinder Singh announced on Wednesday.

“Awaaz-E-Punjab leaders Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Pargat Singh will formally join the Congress party on November 28 in New Delhi,” Amarinder said in New Delhi.

Welcoming the development, Amarinder said the party will be further strengthened ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections with the joining of like-minded people.

Pargat and Kaur met the Congress high command in New Delhi to seal the deal. Later, both met Amarinder and discussed the formalities of their joining.

However, the political fate of Navjot Sidhu continues to be uncertain even though it is widely speculated that he will also join the Congress later.

Amarinder had on Wednesday formally resigned from the Lok Sabha over the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal (SYL) issue. He represented the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in Parliament.

Assembly elections in Punjab are likely to be held early next year.