Two Akali MLAs join Congress; Navjot Sidhu could be next: PCC chief

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 10:47 IST | Agencies

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s prospects of joining the Congress fold brightened


Navjot Singh Sidhu

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s prospects of joining the Congress fold brightened yesterday with Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh announcing he has met the former BJP MP and he is "inclined" to support the party.

Congress also got a shot in the arm with two Akali legislators Mahesh Inder Singh and Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike joining the party in the presence of the PCC chief, giving a major jolt to the ruling Akali Dal in poll-bound Punjab.Sidhu is likely to join the party and assume a new role later this month after the party declares its candidates, the sources said.

The party is expected to announced its candidates on December 9 or 10, as its Central Election Committee headed by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is likely to meet on December 8, where the final list will be drawn up.

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