Navjot Singh Sidhu to launch new party todaySeptember 08, 2016 09:55
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu along with former Indian hockey team captain Pargat Singh will formally launch 'Awaaz-e-Punjab', the new political front today, which will contest the Punjab assembly elections next year.
Elections to 117 assembly seats are likely to be held in January or early February next year.
A press conference will be addressed by Sidhu along with two independent legislators, Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjeet Singh Bains. While the Bains brothers were independent candidates who were leaning towards the Aam Aadmi Party, Pargat Singh was recently expelled from Shiromani Akali Dal on charges of indulging in anti-party activities.
Sidhu had resigned from the Rajya Sabha on 18 July, fueling speculation that he may join the AAP.