Navjot Kaur, Pargat to join Congress on Nov 28: Amarinder
Ending speculation, former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Awaaz-E-Punjab leader Pargat Singh will be formally joining the Congress on November 28, while her husband is also likely to follow suit.
Announcing the decision, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh welcomed them in the party fold, saying Congress will be further strengthened ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections with the joining of like-minded people.
“I am pleased to announce that Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Pargat Singh will be formally joining Congress on November 28,” Amarinder said.
Kaur, wife of former cricketer 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. Sources said the two met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today and decided to join the party fold. The two later met Amarinder Singh at his residence here and discussed the formalities of their joining.
Party sources said Sidhu was away in Mumbai and was likely to meet the Congres leadership in the days to come and likely to join along with his wife and Pargat Singh on November 28.