JK News Today
New Delhi , January 15
Former cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Siddhu today joined Congress after meeting the party president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday. This was much awaited development after Siddu quit BJP few months ago for his marginalization in the party affairs.
He is likely to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab as Congress candidate , where the party is in a strong reckoning to challenge Akali Dal-BJP combine that has been ruling the state for the past decade.
Navjot Singh Siddhu had developed serious differences with the BJP when he was denied ticket from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in 2014 parliamentary elections . The ticket was given to Arun Jaitley who lost the polls but was made Finance Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
Later, he was rehabilitated by BJP in Rajya Sabha but he quit from the same after few months. Then started the talk of his joining other parties, including Aam Adami Party and Congress. Finally, he decided to join Congress on Sunday. His wife has already joined Congress.