Sidhu fired up, but there is a lot of return fire too

From cricketer-turned-politician-turned-TV host to BJP MP-turned-Congress legislator aspirant, Navjot Singh Sidhu has covered some distance and worn different hats in the last few years. But his latest move to the Congress just days ahead of Punjab’s crucial assembly elections is being questioned for a variety of reasons. “Funny-man” Sidhu may soon realise that he is not sitting as a judge on a comedy show where he has the last word. Having finally left the BJP last September after being part of its for over 12 years, Sidhu initially hobnobbed with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in the run-up to the assembly elections. When things did not go his way, Sidhu floated a political front, Awaaz-e-Punjab, which was to provide a fourth option to voters in Punjab besides the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine, the Congress and the AAP. This move remained a non-starter and Sidhu kept everyone guessing in Punjab even as he continued to make his weekly appearance on the popular “The Kapil Sharma Show” on TV.

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