After Congress’ drubbing in Chandigarh civic polls, a meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Sidhu

Former Bhartiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi amid speculation that the cricketer-turned politician would join the party sooner than later.
Rahul Gandhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi December 20, 2016 21:17 IST

Former Bhartiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi amid speculation that the cricketer-turned politician would join the party sooner than later.  

The meeting, which lasted for nearly 45 minutes, assumes significance as it came hours after the Congress faced humiliating defeat in Chandigarh civic polls at the hands of BJP-SAD alliance. However, there was no official word as to what transpired at the meet.  

BJP-SAD alliance won 21 out of the 26 wards in the Chandigarh Municipal elections while the Congress could only secure win at four. One ward went to an independent candidate.  

Just after the meeting with Sidhu, Rahul met other Congress leaders to select candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. 

The Congress has already finalised half of its candidates for the coming Assembly elections in Punjab. 

This was Sidhu's first meeting with Gandhi after his wife Navjot Kaur joined the party late last month.  

Reports had it that the former cricketer, who left BJP over two months back, had met Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh.  

Amarinder had said that he does not think that Sidhu is interested in contesting Amritsar Lok Sabha by elections and is likely to campaign for the party.  

Sidhu's entry into Congress has been speculated for a long time now. Sidhu was earlier in talks with AAP but it did not materialise leading to a split in his recently formed outfit Awaaz-E-Punjab.  

On being asked if her husband would join the party, Navjot Kaur had said, "Hum do shareer ek aatma hai, fir ek dusre ke bina kab tak reh paenge? (We are two bodies one soul how can we live separately)".  

She later also said that Congress is the only platform for a stable government in Punjab.

 
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