In an interesting statement, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur on Wednesday said that former’s will ‘tentatively’ fight Assembly Elections from Amritsar East. “He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) will tentatively contest Assembly elections from Amritsar East,” Navjot Kaur Sidhu was quoted as saying by ANI. Earlier, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh had said only one of the two, Navjot Kaur, or Navjot Singh Sidhu can get a party ticket.
Congress is contesting election on a ‘one-family-one-ticket’ norm in the state which allows only a single member from a family to contest elections. Interestingly, Singh’s comment, who is leading Congress’ campaign in Punjab, came a day after the cricketer- turned politician met Rahul Gandhi. Singh, in his statement to media, had said it was for the Sidhu couple to decide who among them will contest on Congress ticket.
“I will meet Sidhu soon to work out the modalities of his joining the party,” the former Punjab chief minister told reporters. The former Punjab CM had said there was no talk in Congress about offering Deputy Chief Minister’s post to Sidhu, adding it was all media creation.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal had said Congress has offered deputy chief minister post to Sidhu. The leader had met Kejriwal after he resigned as BJP Rajya Sabha MP in June. In September, Sidhu accused Kejriwal of speaking half-truth, and tweeted that he can only work with his ‘yes men’