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Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress, BJP says 'worst decision' of his life

Ending all suspense, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu finally joined Congress on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that this would not make much of a difference in poll-bound Punjab as the nation backs the ruling dispensation at the Centre which believes in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'.

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya taunted Sidhu and called his move to join the Congress his 'worst decision'.

"Sidhu has taken the worst decision of his life and he will regret it later. The Congress Party stands no chances in Punjab and Sidhu's inclusion in the party is not going to affect the results," he said.

Sidhu's move comes months after his wife Navjot Kaur joined the Congress. The Congress is said to be planning to field Sidhu against the Badals in the upcoming polls.

The former BJP leader may either be fielded from Lambi, where Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is the Shiromani Akali Akali (SAD) candidate or from Jalalabad against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

The Congress has so far released the names of 100 candidates. Punjab goes to polls on February 4.