Awaaz-e-Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu joins hands with former SAD legislator Pargat Singh

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New Delhi : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has recently resigned from Rajya Sabha, has joined hands with former SAD legislator Pargat Singh to give birth to a brand new political outfit Awaaz-e-Punjab, ahead of assembly elections next year.

Key Notes:

# Amid the buzz of Navjot Singh Sidhu joining AAP, he forged an alliance with Pargat Singh. The move comes with a likely motive to take on SAD-BJP combine, Congress and AAP in upcoming assembly elections in 2017.

# Apart from Sidhu and Singh, a hockey player-turned-MLA who was suspended by the state’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, Ludhiana-based independent MLAs and brothers Simarjeet Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains will be in the new front.

# Pargat shared a poster after the leaders met in the national capital.

# Sidhu’s wife and Amritsar BJP MLA, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, too posted on Facebook a similar poster saying ‘Save Punjab’.

# Navjot Singh Sidhu had quit from Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Parliament's monsoon session over a dispute with the BJP leadership.

# “We have learned that Sidhu has formed a political front. It is up to him to comment whether they will launch a party or not,” AAP’s Punjab state in-charge Sanjay Singh said.