New Delhi, Jan 15: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday ridiculed cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for joining the "sinking ship" of the Congress. "Navjot Singh Sidhu is a great colleague. I hope he doesn't get drowned in a sinking ship. India had tolerated Congress for 60 long years," the Union Minister of State for Home said on Twitter.
Sidhu, a former BJP Lok Sabha from Amritsar, was formally inducted into the Congress on Sunday.
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The former cricketer is expected to contest the February 4 Punjab assembly election from Amritsar East, part of the parliamentary constituency he had represented from 2004-14.