Punjab

Cricketer Harbhajan and film star Sonu Sood may join Congress soon

Rajeev Bhaskar | December 22, 2016 11:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Star cricketer Harbhajan Singh and film star Sonu Sood may initiate their political inning soon with joining of Congress.

Off-Spinner Harbhajan Singh, popularly known as ‘Bhajji’ is out of Indian team and now days in looking after his newly born ‘baby’, may join congress in the days to come. 

Sources close to Bhajji did not rule of cricketer’s joining Congress but said that it is too early to say, when actual joining will take place.

However, Bhajji in his tweet today said "have no intentions of joining politics any time soon. Pleasestop spreading rumors".

It is learnt that Bhajji is in touch with his senior cricketer and former MP Navjot Sidhu and it would be Sidhu who would chalk out the political designs for Bhajji.  Sources said Bhajji may be fielded by Congress to contest Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, where by-elections are expected to be held along with Assembly Polls in February 2017.

The seat fell vacant after the resignation of PPCC Chief Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned in protest against the opinion of SYL-Canal issue by the Apex court, which went in favour of the adjoining state of Haryana.

Meanwhile sources said that film star Sonu Sood may also try his luck in the politics and may be fielded from Moga assembly segment. Sood also met PPCC Chief Captain Amarinder Singh recently and expressed his desire to join politics. 

 

Sood hails from the Moga and interested to contest assembly from the constituency, sources said adding that for Congress also there would not be much problem in fielding Sood from Moga, because other prominent leaders of Congress from Moga have already switched their loyalty towards SAD and one of the other prominent leader joined former MP Jagmeet Brar’s Trinamool Congress.

 

 

Related Articles
Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
AAP candidate Dr Sanjiv Sharma files nomination papers from the Jalandhar Central constituency
AAP candidate Dr Sanjiv Sharma files nomination papers from the Jalandhar Central constituency
Congress candidate from Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri files nomination
Congress candidate from Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri files nomination
Sukhbir Singh Badal announces Gurpartap Singh Tikka as party candidate from Amritsar South
Sukhbir Singh Badal announces Gurpartap Singh Tikka as party candidate from Amritsar South
SAD candidate Sarabjit Singh Makkar Files nomination from Jalandhar Cantonment constituency
SAD candidate Sarabjit Singh Makkar Files nomination from Jalandhar Cantonment constituency
Massive show of strength by Joginder Singh Mann during filing of nomination papers
Massive show of strength by Joginder Singh Mann during filing of nomination papers
AAP Candidate HS Walia files nomination from Jalandhar Cantt constituency
AAP Candidate HS Walia files nomination from Jalandhar Cantt constituency
AAP’s “Broom” is shown as election symbol for Independent Candidates in Jalandhar
AAP’s “Broom” is shown as election symbol for Independent Candidates in Jalandhar
Now “Ghar Vapsi” of Gurkanwal, now returns to Congress
Now “Ghar Vapsi” of Gurkanwal, now returns to Congress
SAD District President of Jalandhar Channi continues his absence from Makkar’s campaign
SAD District President of Jalandhar Channi continues his absence from Makkar’s campaign
Vijay Sampla resigns the post of State BJP Chief and as Union Minister of State
Vijay Sampla resigns the post of State BJP Chief and as Union Minister of State
TMC realeases its Third list for upcoming polls
TMC realeases its Third list for upcoming polls
Has State BJP Chief Vijay Sampla resigned?
Has State BJP Chief Vijay Sampla resigned?