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Priyanka intervenes, Siddhu joins campaign

Times south 2019-05-15 11:37:00

Finally, it took the personal intervention of Priyanka Vadra herself to mollify sulking Siddhu and make him join the Congress Party rally in Pathankot on Tuesday. Citing sore throat and steroid treatment, cricketer-politician Navjot Sidhu has announced that he would be keeping himself away from campaigning in Punjab during the last phase.

But, the real reason seems to be his differences with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. Siddu and the captain have never got along and have famously sparred on various issues, including the Kartarpur Sahib issue.

Siddhu’s office on Monday issued a statement that the cricketer-politician will take rest for a few days and would then campaign in Patna Saheb on the last day of the campaign. However, Priyanka Vadra spoke to him personally and requested him to join her road show in Pathankot on Tuesday.

Navjot Siddhu consented and joined her roadshow in support of Congress candidate Sunil Jhakhar. Sunil is son of former Lok Sabha speaker and Jat leader Balaram Jhakhar.