Articles about Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu is an Indian cricketer-turned-politician who is also a popular television personality. Sidhu started his cricketing career with the Punjab state cricket team and made his national team debut in the 1983 Test against West Indies. Though his initial performances were dismal, Sidhu toiled and regained his place in the Indian team, making the 1987 World Cup a memorable affair for him. He retired from cricket in 1999 and later started featuring as a Commentator and Expert on various sports channels, demonstrating his witty articulation and charismatic on-air presence. He went on to work in television comedy shows such as ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ and ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, among others. Sidhu joined politics in 2004, contesting the General Elections on a BJP ticket from Amritsar and winning from the constituency. He stayed with the BJP till 2016 and joined the Indian National Congress (INC) next year. Sidhu won from Amritsar East in the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections. Over the next few years, tensions with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh increased, and Sidhu resigned from Cabinet. However, in July 2021, the party leadership appointed him as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

Congress hints at Charanjit Singh Channi as Punjab CM face

18 Jan 2022

Congress hints at Charanjit Singh Channi as Punjab CM face

On Monday, the Indian National Congress tweeted a video that projected Charanjit Singh Channi as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab polls.

Sidhu joins Delhi teachers' protest outside Kejriwal's residence

05 Dec 2021

Sidhu joins Delhi teachers' protest outside Kejriwal's residence

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday joined a protest by Delhi's guest teachers outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala joins Congress ahead of polls

03 Dec 2021

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala joins Congress ahead of polls

Sidhu Moosewala, a popular Punjabi singer, on Friday joined the Congress party in Chandigarh.

In win for Sidhu, Punjab CM Channi accepts Advocate-General's resignation

09 Nov 2021

In win for Sidhu, Punjab CM Channi accepts Advocate-General's resignation

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has accepted APS Deol's resignation as the state's Advocate-General after much drama on the issue.

'Will return as Punjab Congress chief when…' Sidhu withdraws resignation

05 Nov 2021

'Will return as Punjab Congress chief when…' Sidhu withdraws resignation

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday withdrew his resignation from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces new party's name

02 Nov 2021

Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces new party's name

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has resigned from the Congress party.

Punjab Advocate-General APS Deol quits after row over his appointment

01 Nov 2021

Punjab Advocate-General APS Deol quits after row over his appointment

Punjab's Advocate-General APS Deol resigned on Monday barely one month after his appointment to the post.

Will fight all 117 seats; several Congressmen joining us: Amarinder

27 Oct 2021

Will fight all 117 seats; several Congressmen joining us: Amarinder

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday reiterated he will float a new political party.

Will probe Amarinder Singh's friend's ISI connection: Punjab Home Minister

22 Oct 2021

Will probe Amarinder Singh's friend's ISI connection: Punjab Home Minister

Punjab Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa on Friday called for a probe into former state CM Amarinder Singh's journalist friend Aroosa Alam over her alleged links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Punjab: Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi, highlights 13 poll issues

17 Oct 2021

Punjab: Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi, highlights 13 poll issues

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has written a letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, highlighting 13 key issues for the poll-bound state.

Police officer flags security loopholes at Punjab CM's son's wedding

14 Oct 2021

Police officer flags security loopholes at Punjab CM's son's wedding

A senior police officer pointed out several security loopholes at the wedding function of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's son on Sunday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress leaders in Delhi today

14 Oct 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress leaders in Delhi today

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will visit Delhi today to meet party general secretary KC Venugopal and Congress's Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat.

Sidhu to lead Punjab Congress march to Lakhimpur Kheri

06 Oct 2021

Sidhu to lead Punjab Congress march to Lakhimpur Kheri

The Punjab Congress will take out a protest march to Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri against the BJP-led government for the "brutal murders" of farmers.

'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

03 Oct 2021

'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

Targeting the Indian National Congress over the political crisis in Punjab, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday slammed the party, saying that it is "compromising on national security for petty, personal, or political gains of few people."

Amarinder Singh to float own party; may partner with BJP

02 Oct 2021

Amarinder Singh to float own party; may partner with BJP

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is gearing up to launch his own political party, two weeks after he was ousted from the top post, sources told the media.

'Blatant lies': Amarinder Singh hits back at Harish Rawat, Congress

01 Oct 2021

'Blatant lies': Amarinder Singh hits back at Harish Rawat, Congress

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hit back at his Congress party colleague Harish Rawat.

Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

01 Oct 2021

Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

The Congress party has decided to set up a three-member panel to resolve the deadlock over key government appointments and new Cabinet Ministers in poll-bound Punjab.

Not joining BJP, just leaving Congress: Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

30 Sep 2021

Not joining BJP, just leaving Congress: Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he will not be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sidhu 'will remain Punjab Congress chief'; to meet CM today

30 Sep 2021

Sidhu 'will remain Punjab Congress chief'; to meet CM today

Days after stepping down as the Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu may withdraw his resignation, his adviser Mohammad Mustafa has indicated.

After quitting as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

29 Sep 2021

After quitting as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter's residence in Delhi.

'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

29 Sep 2021

'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

Congress leader Kapil Sibal today expressed disappointment over the functioning of party and questioned its leadership amid an embarrassing crisis in the party's Punjab unit.

Sidhu releases video, defends 'sudden resignation' as Punjab Congress chief

29 Sep 2021

Sidhu releases video, defends 'sudden resignation' as Punjab Congress chief

A day after stepping down as the Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu broke his silence over his dramatic resignation through a video message on Twitter.

Punjab: Amarinder Singh reaches Delhi; calls Sidhu 'unstable man'

28 Sep 2021

Punjab: Amarinder Singh reaches Delhi; calls Sidhu 'unstable man'

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called Navjot Singh Sidhu an "unstable man" after the latter dramatically resigned as Punjab Congress chief.

Punjab CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

28 Sep 2021

Punjab CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi allocated portfolios to his ministers on Tuesday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

28 Sep 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the chief of Punjab Congress, merely two months after taking charge of the top job.

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

21 Sep 2021

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

20 Sep 2021

Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

Charanjit Singh Channi today took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab.

After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

19 Sep 2021

After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

After the surprise exit of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, speculations are rife about who will succeed him as the CM of the poll-bound state.

Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

18 Sep 2021

Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today submitted his resignation from the post after meeting state Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

02 Sep 2021

All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat on Thursday conceded that "all is not well" in the party's state unit, hinting at a brewing power tussle ahead of Assembly elections.

Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

27 Aug 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

Malvinder Singh Mali on Friday quit as an advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu amid a controversy over his remarks.

If Sidhu doesn't remove advisors, Congress will: Harish Rawat

26 Aug 2021

If Sidhu doesn't remove advisors, Congress will: Harish Rawat

Trouble seems to be mounting for Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party's Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat called for the removal of his advisors.

2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Congress' Harish Rawat

25 Aug 2021

2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Congress' Harish Rawat

Indian National Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat reiterated on Wednesday that the party will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Punjab: CM faces revolt; ministers, MLAs say they've 'lost faith'

24 Aug 2021

Punjab: CM faces revolt; ministers, MLAs say they've 'lost faith'

Trouble is mounting again in Punjab as dozens of MLAs and ministers have openly revolted against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, seeking his replacement ahead of Assembly elections next year.

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

23 Aug 2021

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday summoned his advisors Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg to his Patiala residence amid a controversy over their recent remarks.

Punjab Congress worker leaves behind note for Sidhu before suicide

30 Jul 2021

Punjab Congress worker leaves behind note for Sidhu before suicide

A deceased Congress worker in Punjab has left behind a voice note demanding justice from newly-appointed state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

3 Congress workers, headed to Sidhu's swearing-in, died in accident

23 Jul 2021

3 Congress workers, headed to Sidhu's swearing-in, died in accident

Three Congress party workers were killed in a bus accident in Moga district of Punjab this morning, reports said.

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

18 Jul 2021

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Sunday appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President after days of high drama.

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

18 Jul 2021

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

In a fresh bid to oppose the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Congress Punjab unit chief, party MPs from the state will meet Congress' top leaders in Delhi on Sunday.

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

16 Jul 2021

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi as reports say the former is likely to be named the new Punjab party chief.