Former Cricketer Imran Khan took oath as 22nd PM of Pakistan today. His swearing-in ceremony was attended by another cricketer-turned-politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sidhu was welcomed by Imran Khan’s party leader Faisal Khan at the Islamabad airport. Minutes after meeting him, Imran Khan made a huge announcement and declared Navjot Singh Siddhu as the CM candidate from Punjab.
News broke at around 1 PM after which Indian political leaders started reacting. Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal was among the first to suspect mischief and immediately called a Press Conference, demanding Sidhu to take a dope test.
Punjab CM, Captain Amarinder approached Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, to confirm the news, who rubbished the statement made by Imran Khan. Later, it was learned that Imran Khan was talking about Punjab which lies in Pakistan.
As of now Navjot Singh Sidhu has not reacted but is likely to address the media soon. Sources say that Sidhu will also campaign for Rahul Gandhi in Pakistan for their upcoming general elections. Soon after the news broke, ABP showed clear majority to Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is yet to float his party in Pakistan.
In another faux pas, Navjot Singh Sidhu while on his visit was captured hugging Pakistan Army Chief. The pictures soon went viral on social media and have created a lot of controversies across all political parties. CM Arvind Kejriwal came out in Sidhu’s defence and clarified that the Pakistan Army Chief must have pulled and hugged him forcibly, just like Lalu Ji did with him.
Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife, Navjot spoke to reporters and said that her husband is very influential and a good campaigner, who has made Congress’ victory in Punjab possible. It will not be very tough for him to win another Punjab.
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