New Delhi, Jan 16, 2017: A day after his formal induction into the party, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu addressed his first press conference and termed his joining the Congress as his “homecoming”.
He also launched a broadside against Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
Speaking from the Congress headquarters, along with Ajay Maken and Asha Kumari, Sidhu said “I am a born Congressman. This is a homecoming for me.
Sidhu said while speaking on his mission in the party that “this isn’t my personal battle, but the fight for Punjab’s well-being and it’s existence, and I am only the medium.”
Talking about his battle with Congress MP and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Sidhu said, ” if two countries can sort out their issues through conversation, and when Lalu-Nitish can come together, then why can’t we do the same?”
Meanwhile, he also added that his father too was a Congressman, and waged the freedom struggle as a member of Kirti Ghadar Party.
Sidhu is expected to contest the February 4 Punjab assembly election from Amritsar East, part of the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency which he represented for the BJP from 2004 to 2014.