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Navjot Singh Sidhu is a retired international cricketer, politician and a television personality. The current Punjab Congress Chief had joined politics in 2004. He had won on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from the Amritsar seat in the 2004 general elections. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2016 from Punjab before he resigned from the position the same year and quit the party. In January 2017, Sidhu joined the Indian National Congress. He contested from Amritsar East in the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections and won by a margin of 42,809 votes. Initially in September 2016, he had formally announced his new political front 'Awaaz-e-Punjab’ along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers claiming to fight against those working against Punjab. Sidhu was also one of the names in Punjab CM post for the 2022 Punjab Assembly Election, however, Charanjit Singh Channi was announced as the face of Punjab CM from Congress. In his 18 years cricket career, he played 51 Test matches, scored 27 first class centuries and over 100 ODIs scoring over 7,000 international runs. He retired from cricket in December 1999. After which, he also tried his hands on commentary. He was also a judge of comedy shows like The Great Indian Laughter challenge from 2005-2008. He was a permanent guest in Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013-2015) and later in The Kapil Sharma Show (2016-2019). He had also participated in Bigg Boss 2012. Sidhu has been surrounded by many controversies throughout his life. He was involved in a 1988 road rage case in which Patiala resident Gurnam Singh had died. As a cricketer, he walked out of an Indian Test team on tour in England in 1996 when he had a dispute with captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He returned to the team later and retired in 1999. In early 2019, Sidhu caused controversy when he was interpreted as supporting Pakistan, in his response to the Pulwama Terrorist Attack that killed 40 personnel of India's border security forces. In 2018, he also courted controversy by hugging Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan for the swearing-in of Imran Khan as Prime Minister. More

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  • Curious experiences of Indian cricketers in England Jul 02, 2022 08:20 AM IST

    Curious experiences of Indian cricketers in England

    How Anil Kumble got the nickname Apple, what C.K. Nayudu told people when they assumed he was related to Sarojini Naidu, and why M.S. Dhoni changed his room at London's Langham Hotel in 2014.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu's special diet in Patiala jail: Lactose-free milk, juice, almonds, chamomile tea May 26, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu's special diet in Patiala jail: Lactose-free milk, juice, almonds, chamomile tea

    The apex court had sentenced Navjot Singh Sidhu in the 34-year-old case, saying any undue sympathy in imposing an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court in 1988 road rage case May 20, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court in 1988 road rage case

    A 65-year-old man had died in the road rage incident. After the SC verdict, Sidhu had tweeted he "will submit to the majesty of the law".

  • 1988 Road Rage Case: Navjot Singh Sidhu seeks time in SC to surrender May 20, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    1988 Road Rage Case: Navjot Singh Sidhu seeks time in SC to surrender

    The apex court had on Thursday imposed a sentence of one-year rigorous imprisonment on Navjot Sidhu in the case, saying any undue sympathy to impose an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu to surrender in Patiala court today after SC sentences him to one-year jail May 20, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu to surrender in Patiala court today after SC sentences him to one-year jail

    Patiala District Congress Committee president Narinder Pal Lali, in a message to party supporters, said Navjot Sidhu would reach the court at 10 am. He also urged party supporters to reach the court complex around 9:30 am.

  • Navjot Sidhu road rage case: Gurnam Singh's family thanks Almighty after SC verdict May 19, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    Navjot Sidhu road rage case: Gurnam Singh's family thanks Almighty after SC verdict

    A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and S K Kaul allowed the review plea filed by the victim’s family on the issue of the sentence awarded to Navjot Singh Sidhu.

  • One-year sentence for Navjot Singh Sidhu in 3-decade-old road rage case, says ‘Will submit to the majesty of law' May 19, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    One-year sentence for Navjot Singh Sidhu in 3-decade-old road rage case, says ‘Will submit to the majesty of law'

    A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul passed the order on a review plea filed by the victim's family seeking a harsher punishment for the former minister.

  • ''A 'rubber doll' has become Punjab's CM'': Navjot Sidhu attacks Bhagwant Mann Apr 21, 2022 04:11 PM IST

    ''A 'rubber doll' has become Punjab's CM'': Navjot Sidhu attacks Bhagwant Mann

    The former Punjab Congress chief said the law and order situation in the state has "deteriorated drastically" under Mann's government.

  • Imran Khan can take Navjot Sidhu's place on Kapil Sharma show, says ex-wife Reham Khan Apr 14, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Imran Khan can take Navjot Sidhu's place on Kapil Sharma show, says ex-wife Reham Khan

    In her inexorable sarcastic remarks, Reham Khan didn’t shy away from launching an all-out attack on Imran Khan: “I believe he can give an Oscar-winning performance.”

  • Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu slams AAP govt alleges illegal sand mining going on unabated Apr 08, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu slams AAP govt alleges illegal sand mining going on unabated

    Navjot Singh Sidhu claimed that the price of a sand-laden trolley has more than doubled in one month, making the construction material out of reach of a common man.

  • Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu targets Arvind Kejriwal over 2015 sacrilege issue Mar 25, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu targets Arvind Kejriwal over 2015 sacrilege issue

    Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former Punjab Congress chief, shared a video clip from last year in which Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal is heard saying that action can be taken against the accused in the sacrilege incidents within 24 hours.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief Mar 16, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief

    The cricketer-turned-politician shared the information about his resignation on his twitter handle.

  • Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu loses Amritsar East seat to AAP's Jeevan Jyot Kaur Mar 10, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu loses Amritsar East seat to AAP's Jeevan Jyot Kaur

    Sidhu, who had won the seat in 2017, polled 32,929 votes while Kaur got 39,520 votes, as per the latest numbers by the Election Commission of India. Senior Akali leader and former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia polled 25,112 votes, the poll panel numbers showed

  • Humbly accept mandate of people of Punjab: Navjot Sidhu Mar 10, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Humbly accept mandate of people of Punjab: Navjot Sidhu

    According to latest trends, the AAP was leading in 90 of the 117 assembly seats.

  • Punjab Assembly elections results 2022: Heavyweights Navjot Sidhu, CM Channi, Amarinder Singh trailing Mar 10, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    Punjab Assembly elections results 2022: Heavyweights Navjot Sidhu, CM Channi, Amarinder Singh trailing

    Navjot Singh Sidhu is trailing from Amritsar East, Amarinder Singh is trailing in Patiala Urban and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is trailing from Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur.

  • Bhagwant Mann, Sidhu have 'brighter future' in comedy: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 19, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Bhagwant Mann, Sidhu have 'brighter future' in comedy: Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    Hardeep Singh Puri, who has been canvassing for his party's candidates across Punjab, also claimed that AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was forced to declare the party's chief ministerial candidate as Mann was "a millstone around his neck".

  • Punjab Polls | BJP urges EC to bar Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning Feb 14, 2022 10:41 PM IST

    Punjab Polls | BJP urges EC to bar Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning

    A BJP delegation, including Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, met the EC with a memorandum and claimed that Sidhu had insulted Brahmins with a "derogatory" reference with an aim to divide Punjabis.

  • Punjab Assembly polls 2022: Amarinder Singh on campaign trail, his prestige at stake Feb 11, 2022 09:14 PM IST

    Punjab Assembly polls 2022: Amarinder Singh on campaign trail, his prestige at stake

    Inside, Punjab Lok Congress' supporters have a quick word with him before the PLC chief sets out to address back-to-back poll meetings in Patiala's neighbouring constituencies.

  • Punjab Elections | The Sidhu-Channi peace could be temporary. Here’s why Feb 09, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    Punjab Elections | The Sidhu-Channi peace could be temporary. Here’s why

    In the run-up to the February 6 announcement, Sidhu upped the ante by questioning the authority of the Congress high command and attacking Channi. However, hours before the announcement, Sidhu said he would abide by the high command's decision 

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann question CM Charanjit Singh Channi's humble background image Feb 08, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann question CM Charanjit Singh Channi's humble background image

    With the Congress picking up Channi over Sidhu as party’s CM face for the February 20 polls, Navjot Kaur said irrespective of the fact that the cricketer-turned-politician was her husband, he would have been a better choice and would have transformed Punjab within six months.

  • Assembly elections 2022 roundup: SP makes a spirituous promise, Manipur CM’s son-in-law raises eyebrows and Punjab Congress settles on CM Feb 07, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    Assembly elections 2022 roundup: SP makes a spirituous promise, Manipur CM’s son-in-law raises eyebrows and Punjab Congress settles on CM

    Akhilesh Yadav comes up with an innovative plan to manage excess potato crop, CM Biren Singh’s asset declaration reveals intriguing numbers and Rahul Gandhi’s CM announcement raises questions, in Assembly election roundup 

  • Punjab Elections 2022: Captain Amarinder Singh's party mocks Sidhu after Channi is announced Congress' CM face Feb 06, 2022 10:14 PM IST

    Punjab Elections 2022: Captain Amarinder Singh's party mocks Sidhu after Channi is announced Congress' CM face

    Time and again, Amarinder Singh emphasised that he will not allow Sidhu to become the chief minister. In his latest attack on Sidhu, Amarinder Singh said Pakistan PM Imran Khan had recommended Sidhu.

  • Punjab Election 2022 | Charanjit Singh Channi will be Congress' CM face, announces Rahul Gandhi Feb 06, 2022 05:05 PM IST

    Punjab Election 2022 | Charanjit Singh Channi will be Congress' CM face, announces Rahul Gandhi

    The decision comes days after Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey in a money laundering case. Channi is also accused of being involved with Honey by the Opposition parties in Punjab.

  • 2022 Punjab Assembly Elections | People at top want weak CM: Navjot Singh Sidhu Feb 04, 2022 06:29 PM IST

    2022 Punjab Assembly Elections | People at top want weak CM: Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Navjot Singh Sidhu’s remark came at a time when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to announce the name of his party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab polls on Sunday in Ludhiana.

  • SC to hear on February 25 review plea in 1988 road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu Feb 03, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    SC to hear on February 25 review plea in 1988 road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu

    The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and S K Kaul which posted it for hearing on February 25 in view of the letter circulated by Navjot Singh Sidhu’s counsel seeking adjournment.

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