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#Sidhu Joins #Congress

Delhi. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday joined the Congress ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls. Sidhu had resigned from the BJP in September 2016.

Sidhu joined the Congress in the presence of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. 

Sidhu, who had represented Amritsar in the Lok Sabha between 2004 and 2014, had accused the BJP of using him as a "decorative piece" and trying to keep him out of Punjab.

 After resigning from the BJP, Sidhu had also formed a new political front in Punjab with India's former hockey captain Pargat Singh and Punjab MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwant Singh Bains called “Aawaaz-e-Punjab”.

 Sidhu may contest the Punjab Assembly elections from Amritsar East, according to his wife Navjot Kaur who recently joined the Congress party.

"He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) will tentatively contest Assembly elections from Amritsar East," Kaur had said.