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.
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