Former Punjab Congress Committee Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to a one-year jail term in the 1988 road rage case. The sentencing comes at a time when his political career has been on a downward path.
After losing the assembly election, Navjot Sidhu was forced to resign as Punjab Congress chief and later has been facing party action for alleged anti-party activities.
While the party leaders avoided commenting on the court verdict, Sidhu’s opponents, including Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Captain Amrinder Singh welcomed the court decision.
The present PCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring has already demanded action against Sidhu for anti-party activities.
The party high command had summoned a meeting of the disciplinary committee but no action was taken against Navjot Sidhu. The rival camp demanded his removal.
Sidhu was also seen sending feelers to Prashant Kishore after the latter decided to launch a political outfit recently.
As of now, Sidhu’s political career is likely to be paused for at least a year till he completes his sentence. A legal remedy like the curative petition may come as a blessing for the troubled Sardar, but the future seems uncertain.