1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Amarinder Singh says 'will form new party' ahead of elections in Punjab

Amarinder Singh says 'will form new party' ahead of elections in Punjab

Captain Amarinder Singh had resigned as the Punjab chief minister last month amid a bitter power tussle with Punjab Congress chief Sidhu. After resigning, he had said that he felt “humiliated”.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 27, 2021 14:15 IST
Amarinder Singh
Image Source : PTI

Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh 

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that he will float a new political party in Punjab ahead of the next year's assembly polls. Addressing the media in Chandigarh, Singh said that he has applied for a party name and a symbol and an announcement will be made after the Election Commission's approval. "Yes, I will be forming a new party. The name will be announced once the Election Commission clears it, along with the symbol. My lawyers are working on it," he said, adding that the party will field candidates on all 117 seats in the state. Singh had last week said he would soon launch his own party, and that he was hopeful of a seat adjustment with the BJP provided the ongoing farmers' stir against farm laws was resolved in their interest. The former Congress leader also said that in the course of 4.5 years as the Chief Minister of Punjab, he delivered more than 90 per cent of the promises made in the 2017 election manifesto. Amarinder Singh had faced an unceremonious exit from the state government last month, following months of a bitter fight with Navjot Singh Sidhu. 

Latest India News

Amarinder Singh Political Party Launch

Auto Refresh
Refresh
  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amarinder Singh hits back at Sidhu

    On Sidhu's tweet directed at him, Amarinder said that he knows nothing and talks too much. "I never spoke to Amit Shah or Dhindsa over this, but I will. I want to be strong to fight Congress, SAD, AAP. I will talk to them, we will put up a united front to defeat these," he said.

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amarinder Singh to meet Home Minister

    On Centre's three farm laws, Amarinder Singh said that around 25-30 people will be meeting the Home Minister on this issue soon.

  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Will win against Navjot Sidhu: Amarinder

    On Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amarinder said that his party will win against from wherever he contests. "As far as Sidhu is concerned, wherever he fights from we will fight him," he said.

  • 11:40 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Will contest all seats in Punjab: Amarinder

    Amarinder Singh didn't disclose the name of the party, but the former Punjab CM said that he will form a new party. Singh said that the party will contest all the assembly seats. Punjab has 117 seats. The state will go to the polls early next year. 

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Will float new political party in Punjab: Amarinder Singh

    Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that he will float a new political party in Punjab ahead of the next year's assembly polls. 

  • 11:25 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Nobody wants a disturbed Punjab: Amarinder

    On the other hand, I was Punjab Home Minister for 9.5 years. Somebody who has been the Home Minister for 1 month seems to say that he knows more than me...Nobody wants a disturbed Punjab. We must understand we have been through very difficult times in Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amarinder Singh presents 'report card'

    Amarinder Singh said that in the course of these 4.5 years that I was there, here are all the papers on what we have achieved. "This is our manifesto of when I took over. This is our manifesto of what we have achieved," he said.

  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Navjot Kaur Sidhu attacks Amarinder Singh

    Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, has attacked Amarinder Singh over his plan to float a new political party. "Amarinder Singh never came out of his farmhouse in the last four and a half years, and now, he suddenly talks about floating a party," she said, adding that Amarinder already had a party and he could have done some work in the last over four years.

  • 10:24 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab CM last month

    Amarinder Singh had resigned as the Punjab Chief Minister last month amid a bitter power tussle with Punjab Congress chief Sidhu. After resigning, he had said that he felt “humiliated”. The Congress replaced Singh with Charanjit Singh Channi.

  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    'Big mistake by Amarinder Singh'

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has said that if Amarinder Singh floats a new political outfit, he would be making a “big mistake”. Singh's face in Punjab will be “scarred”, Randhawa said, and added that the Congress gave respect to Amarinder Singh and he enjoyed several posts in the party.

  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amarinder Singh may launch new political party

    Speculation is rife that Amarinder Singh could announce the formation of a new political party to contest the Punjab Assembly elections next year. Singh had resigned as CM of Punjab following a tussle with Navjot Singh Sidhu.

  • 10:05 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amarinder Singh to hold press conference today

    Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh is scheduled to hold a press conference at the Hotel Hyatt Regency in Chandigarh today. The announcement was made on Twitter by Singh's media advisor Raveen Thukral.