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.

26 May 2022

Punjab
From chia seeds to chamomile tea: Jailed Sidhu's 'diet chart'

Jailed Indian National Congress (INC) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been prescribed a special diet after he was diagnosed with obesity and metabolic disorder.

Tough days ahead for Navjot Singh Sidhu in Patiala jail

Tough days are ahead for the former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu lodged in the Patiala Central Jail as he will undergo rigorous imprisonment with no special treatment or food.

Road rage case: Navjot Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court

Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered before a Patiala court on Friday, just hours after he sought more time from the Supreme Court citing his medical condition.

Navjot Sidhu gets 1 year in jail in 34-year-old case

The Supreme Court has sentenced former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year in prison in a 34-year-old road rage case.

14 May 2022

Punjab
Punjab: Sulking Congress veteran Sunil Jakhar bids goodbye to party

Congress's former Punjab chief Sunil Jakhar sent shockwaves across the grand old party on Saturday by announcing his resignation from the party in a Facebook Live post.

16 Mar 2022

Punjab
'As asked...': Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief

In a two-line letter, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday tendered his resignation from his post.

Supreme Court to review punishment in Sidhu's road rage case

The Supreme Court has decided to review its verdict in a 1988 road rage case involving Congress party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu.

06 Feb 2022

Punjab
Charanjit Singh Channi to be Congress' CM face in Punjab

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday declared Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as the party's CM face for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

06 Feb 2022

Punjab
Will abide by Rahul's decision: Sidhu on Punjab CM face

Ahead of Congress' chief ministerial face announcement in Punjab, state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said everyone would abide by the party leader Rahul Gandhi's decision.

SC adjourns Sidhu's road rage case hearing to February 25

The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in a 1988 road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu to February 25.

02 Feb 2022

Punjab
Channi had support from 2 MLAs to become CM: Jakhar

Sunil Jakhar, the former chief of Congress' Punjab unit, has made sensational claims about the party's selection of Chief Minister after Captain Amarinder Singh's exit last year.

28 Jan 2022

Punjab
Navjot Sidhu had abandoned mother for money, claims 'sister' Suman

Suman Toor, a woman claiming to be Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu's sister, described him as a "cruel person" at a press conference in Chandigarh on Friday.

28 Jan 2022

Arvind Kejriwal
Congress to announce CM face in Punjab soon: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party will soon name a Chief Minister candidate in poll-bound Punjab, adding the decision will be taken by the party workers.

18 Jan 2022

Sonu Sood
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.

05 Dec 2021

Delhi
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.

03 Dec 2021

Punjab
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala joins Congress ahead of polls

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

09 Nov 2021

Punjab
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.

05 Nov 2021

Punjab
'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.

02 Nov 2021

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

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

01 Nov 2021

Punjab
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.

27 Oct 2021

Punjab
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.

22 Oct 2021

Punjab
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).

17 Oct 2021

Punjab
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.

14 Oct 2021

Punjab
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.

14 Oct 2021

Punjab
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.

06 Oct 2021

Yogi Adityanath
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.

03 Oct 2021

Punjab
'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."

02 Oct 2021

Punjab
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.

01 Oct 2021

Punjab
'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.

01 Oct 2021

Punjab
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.

30 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

30 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

29 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

29 Sep 2021

Kapil Sibal
'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.

29 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

28 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

28 Sep 2021

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

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

28 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

21 Sep 2021

Punjab
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.

20 Sep 2021

Punjab
Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

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

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