Navjot Singh Sidhu to formally launch new political front 'Awaaz-e-Punjab' today
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had on September 02 floated a new political front 'Awaaz-e-Punjab' online.
Chandigarh: Former Rajya Sabha member Navjot Singh Sidhu will on Thursday formally announce a new political front 'Awaaz-e-Punjab' here. The party will contest the Punjab Assembly Elections, scheduled to be held early next year.
The cricketer-turned-politician had on September 02 floated the new political front online.
Other members of the new front include former Indian hockey team captain Pargat Singh, a legislator of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, and two independent legislators, Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjeet Singh Bains.
"A press conference will be addressed by Sidhu on Thursday along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers," Simarjeet Bains said here on Wednesday.
With the formal launch of the new political outfit, Sidhu is likely to put an end to all speculation of his joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Reacting to the news, senior AAP leader Durgesh Pathak had said that Sidhu's move of forming a political front in Punjab would have no effect on the party.
Pargat Singh was last month suspended from the Akali Dal for "anti-party" activities.
Sidhu had resigned from the Rajya Sabha on July 18, fuelling speculation that he may join the AAP.
The Bains brothers, who had fallen out with the Akali Dal top leadership three years ago, have significant influence in Ludhiana district.
Elections to 117 Assembly seats are likely to be held in January or early February next year.
(With IANS inputs)