Former India cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was brutally trolled by the netizens as he lost the Punjab Legislative Assembly Elections 2022. Sidhu was contesting from Amritsar East against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Jeevan Jyot Kaur. This year, State Assembly Elections were conducted to decide which political party will rule in five states such as Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. The next tenure for the respective governments will end in 2027.
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is currently set to win in four states except for Punjab, where AAP is set to form a government. Talking about Punjab, the former India cricketer joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 2017. He had been part of BJP from 2004 to 2017 and became a Rajya Sabha Member in 2016 but resigned the same year. In 2017, he was elected from the Amritsar East seat, from where he lost currently.
The 58-year-old became the Minister of Tourism and Local Bodies after winning. Two years later, he resigned from the post. In July last year, he was appointed as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Two months later, the former cricket commentator resigned but the decision was overturned by party high command. His stint with Congress has been a controversial one. In April 2019, he was barred by the Election Commission of India for 72 hours for violating the moral code of conduct. The same year, he criticized his party for mishandling a Sacrilege case.
Meanwhile, after losing the elections, he took to Twitter and accepted his defeat while congratulating the winner.
â€œThe voice of the people is the voice of God â€¦. Humbly accept the mandate of the people of Punjab â€¦. Congratulations to Aap !!!â€ tweeted Sidhu post his defeat.
The voice of the people is the voice of God â€¦. Humbly accept the mandate of the people of Punjab â€¦. Congratulations to Aap !!!
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) March 10, 2022
This is how Twitter reacted
To everyone who judged you ever in your life !!!!!
Today a Laughter Challenge contestant won and the man who judged him in the show has lost !!!
Just a Thought !!!#PunjabElections2022 #AAPInPunjab #Bhagwantmann #ElectionResults #ElectionResults2022 #NavjotSinghSidhu pic.twitter.com/YRg0A6N1y8
— Utkarsh Yadav (@kohli_fanboy18) March 10, 2022
— Dr. Ananta Ojha ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ (@OjhaAnanta) March 10, 2022
When #NavjotSinghSidhu returns to replace Archana Puran Singh.
Kapil Sharma pic.twitter.com/oDMMGT2Kvp
— Baandya (@Bahut_Scope_Hai) March 10, 2022
2008#BhagwantMann competed in the Great Indian Laughter Challenge TV show & lost it. Navjot Singh Sidhu was the judge of this show
Bhagwant Mann contested the Punjab elections & has won it. #NavjotSinghSidhu was his competitor
What a journey !! #PunjabElections2022
— Aagam Shah (@aagamgshah) March 10, 2022
Sidhu has done to Congress what he had done many times when he was a cricketer: run better batsmen out and then get out himself.
— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) March 10, 2022
Bhagwant Mann is thinking how to run the government
Amrinder Singh is thinking how to win the next election
Navjot Sidhu is thinking which party to join next
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 10, 2022
— Vk (@VIKRAMYADAV70) March 10, 2022
Man of the Match is Navjot Singh Sidhu.
His contribution in dismantling Congress in Punjab will always be remembered & written in golden words of history.
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) March 7, 2022