Captain Amarinder Singh
The former chief minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh has made an announcement that he is about to launch his own political party. He even provided a hint that there might be a possible alliance with the BJP ahead of the 2022 State elections if the Central government doesn’t withdraw the three agricultural laws. Chandigarh: the media advisor of the former Chief Minister, Raveen Thukral said in a Tweet that the battle for Punjab’s future is on. Will soon announce the launch of my own political party to serve the interests of Punjab and its people, including our farmers who’ve been fighting for their survival for over a year”.
He further went on to add that, “Hopeful of a seat arrangement with the BJP in 2022 Punjab Assembly polls if farmers' protest is resolved in farmers’ interest. Also looking at an alliance with like-minded parties such as breakaway Akali groups, particularly Dhindsa and Brahmpura factions.” On the 18th of September Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from his post of CM after there was a huge trauma and infighting between him and the (PPCC), Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee head Navjot Singh Sidhu. Prior to his resignation, the Congress high command went on to select Charanjit Singh Channi as the next Chief Minister of Punjab.
There were even speculations that Amarinder Singh would join BJP after resigning from the post of Chief Minister. Singh even had an hour-long discussion with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence. But he dined to join the party, and he even mentioned that the only purpose of his visit at the residence of Shah was to appeal to the Central government to roll back the tree farms laws.
Harish Rawat targets Amarinder Singh.
The Punjab congress in charge Harish Rawat said that the party was supposed to follow the secular principles but was mistaken, as soon as he heard that Amarinder Singh was about to launch a new party. Speaking to India Today he said that Congress values all his contributions and doesn’t have any plan to throw him out after so many years. He further went on to say that, “ he thinks the BJP is good, then he can go. We can't do this to him because he was with us for so long and he shouldn’t say that Congress did this to me after so long.
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