IS SIDHU AND CONGRESS MERGER ON CARDS IN PUNJAB ?? THE ANSWER MAY BE A STRONG YES
Mr Sidhu, who is currently in Delhi, has recently met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and negotiations with the cricketer-turned-politician are reportedly being handled by the team of election strategist Prashant Kishor, who is helping the Congress with its campaigns in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
But Captain Amarinder Singh, chief of the Congress in Punjab and the party’s presumptive chief minister, is clear that Mr Sidhu must join his party.
If Congress comes to power and Captain moves to the chief minister’s post, Navjot Singh Sidhu will get back the Amritsar seat in parliament that he held for a decade and which the BJP denied him in 2014, promptly losing it to Amarinder Singh.
The Congress has also promised to field his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu from the assembly seat she held as a BJP lawmaker and give her a minister’s post in Punjab according to sources.
Najvot Sidhu’s key aides and partners in the Awaaz-e-Punjab, former hockey star Pargat Singh and the Bains brothers who are independent lawmakers in Punjab, reportedly favour a merger with the Congress and are working to make Mr Sidhu come around.