On Sunday, former test cricketer and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, the very voluble Navjot Singh Sidhu, officially joined the Congress Party ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi welcomes Navjot Singh Sidhu into the Indian National Congress pic.twitter.com/tqeVNSWrC5— INC India (@INCIndia) January 15, 2017
The cricketer-turned-politician said that the move marked the beginning of a "new inning" for him.
Beginning of a new inning. On the front foot........ Punjab, Punjabiyat & every Punjabi must win !!! pic.twitter.com/up0WzzoaxJ— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) January 15, 2017
According to sources, Sidhu had wanted to join the Congress in the presence of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, and therefore waited for Rahul's return to India to formally join the Congress.
Social media as always was quick on its feet to react to the news. Sidhu's old videos mocking Congress and Rahul Gandhi surfaced on Twitter.
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. pic.twitter.com/NgHWuuHyp1— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 15, 2017
Navjat shishu with Navjot sidhu. pic.twitter.com/8o0rwzquoT— डि.के. (@itsdhruvism) January 15, 2017
Aishwarya dated Salman, had a fling with Vivek & settled for Abhishek. Sidhu dated BJP, had a fling with AAP & settled for congress. Same.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 14, 2017
Navjot Singh Sidhu with the leading comedians of India. pic.twitter.com/g6zoeRj0Ia— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 15, 2017
Sidhu left BJP.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 15, 2017
Flirted with AAP.
Forget Socialist, Communist, Leftist.
The only ideology for Indian netas is
WATCH N SHARE— AAP Ka Mehta (@DaaruBaazMehta) January 15, 2017
Navjot Singh Sidhu says Cong munni se bhi jyada Badnaam for corruption
Today Sidhu joined Cong!!!pic.twitter.com/Uc4JqPDxpR
BJP's former campaigner with BJP's Star campaigner !!! pic.twitter.com/eQAM0TOVL5— REBEL (धोनीटार्ड) (@GadhviLaxman) January 15, 2017
Navjot Singh Sidhu - When Plan A (AAP) doesn't work, jump to Plan B (BJP) and even if that doesn't work there is always Plan C (Congress).— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 15, 2017
New Symbol for Congress. pic.twitter.com/aCuIP232mE— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 15, 2017
BREAKING: After meeting him, Navjot Singh Sidhu has adviced Rahul Gandhi to finish his school first. pic.twitter.com/ufZrKyOwzQ— अभिजीत झा 🏏 (@DarrKeAage) January 15, 2017
Navjot Siddhu with BJP's best campaigner— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) January 15, 2017
Navjot Sidhu with BJP's second best campaigner pic.twitter.com/VOoREWs735
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