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Navjot Singh Sidhu congratulates BJP for victory

Sidhu had remained MP four times on the BJP ticket before switching sides to the Congress.

Updated: May 24, 2019, 12.00 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu
CHANDIGARH: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu yesterday congratulated the BJP for its landslide victory in the Lok Sabha election.

Sidhu, while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh last month had said he would quit politics if Congress president Rahul Gandhi loses from Amethi seat in the Lok Sabha election, took to Twitter to hail the BJP's performance in polls.

"I take a bow to the mandate of the people of India...Voice of the people is the voice of God. Congratulations to the Bharatiya Janata Party," he tweeted.

Sidhu had remained MP four times on the BJP ticket before switching sides to the Congress. He is now a minister in the Congress government in Punjab and has a 'blow-hot-blow cold' relationship with state Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Congress Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Thursday said he would approach the Congress high command over his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu's remarks on the sacrilege issue during electioneering.

A day before polling, Sidhu had raised questions on the probe into the desecration of religious texts in 2015.

Maintaining that Sidhu's remarks "might have affected the party's performance in Bathinda”, the CM said he would take up the issue with the party high command once things settled after the election results.

Sidhu also had to face the wrath of the Election Commission for violation of model code of conduct while addressing rallies in favour of Congress candidates in different parts of the country.

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