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Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh

DOB: 11 March 1942

Captain Amarinder Singh is an politician who served as the Chief Minister of Punjab as a leader of the Congress party for two separate terms, once from 2002 to 2007, and again from 2017 to 2021. Born on March 11, 1972, Amarinder Singh also served as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee thrice. His father was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala. He has also served in the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966. He was inducted into the Indian National Congress by Rajiv Gandhi, who was his friend from school. Singh was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980. Amarinder joined the Shiromani Akali Dal after he resigned from Congress as a protest to Operation Blue Star in the year 1984. He rejoined the Congress in 1998. Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab on 16 March 2017. But recently, he broke away from the Congress again after long infighting within the Punjab Congress. PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu is a big reason why Amarinder broke away from the party and resigned as the CM of Punjab. For the upcoming Punjab assembly elections in 2022, Amarinder Singh floated a new party Punjab Lok Congress, for which he is eyeing 24 MLAs from the ruling Congress party who are likely to be denied party nomination in the upcoming polls. However, he lost elections to AAP candidate.

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"Centre must intercede..." says Amarinder Singh after Ajnala incident I WATCH

India | Feb 26, 2023, 02:38 PM IST

The critical remarks from Singh came after thousands of supporters of Amritpal Singh, a Khalistan sympathizer, had on Thursday staged a massive demonstration in Amritsar to protest against the arrest of his aide Lovepreet Singh Toofan.

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Punjab: 'You're free to take whatever action...'-Amarinder's wife Preneet's letter to Congress

India | Feb 06, 2023, 12:39 PM IST

Punjab: The relationship between Congress MP Preneet Kaur and her party has been strained since her husband Amarinder Singh joined BJP.

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Ex Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, once 'insulted' by Congress, joins BJP

India | Sep 19, 2022, 11:58 PM IST

Amarinder Singh served as of Punjab twice from 2002 to 2007 and then again from March 2017 to September 2021 before he was ousted unceremoniously by Congress.

Captain Amarinder Singh joined the Bhartiya Janata Party

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh joins BJP, merge his newly formed party

India | Dec 16, 2022, 01:36 PM IST

Amarinder Singh news: Amarinder Singh who broke ties with Congress ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections had fought the polls in alliance with BJP.

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Amarinder Singh's party Punjab Lok Congress to merge with BJP on September 19

India | Sep 16, 2022, 12:04 PM IST

Amarinder Singh had formed a new political party- Punjab Lok Congress- after he quit the Congress party following his removal from the post of CM late last year.

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Azad, not the only leader who criticised Congress leadership for party downfall. A look at the exits

India | Aug 26, 2022, 06:54 PM IST

From Captain Amarinder Singh to Jyotiraditya Scindia to Kapil Sibal, all the Congress veterans had squarely criticised the leadership for perpetrating 'giant fraud' on the party

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Vice President election 2022: BJP parliamentary board meets to pick the party's candidate

India | Jul 16, 2022, 08:10 PM IST

The electoral college for picking the next vice president, who is also the Rajya Sabha chairperson, comprises members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to be NDA's next Vice President candidate

India | Jul 03, 2022, 06:44 AM IST

The Captain's party 'Punjab Lok Congress' will also merge with the BJP after his return from London. The ex-CM, who had cut his ties with Congress claiming he was "humiliated" last year, is currently in London for a back surgery.

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Amarinder will meet CM Mann, will give names of ex-ministers involved in corruption: PLC leader

India | May 28, 2022, 11:41 PM IST

The former chief minister's remark came in response to former minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa's statement that the state government should order the Punjab Police to interrogate him to get the names of former ministers and MLAs involved in corrupt practices during his regime.

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'Honest, upright leaders can't breathe in Congress': Amarinder congratulates Jakhar for joining BJP

India | May 19, 2022, 04:53 PM IST

Ex-Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar joined the BJP on Thursday in the presence of party chief J P Nadda, days after he quit the grand old party.

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'People who dug holes for me got buried 10ft deeper': Sidhu's first reaction after poll debacle

Elections | Mar 11, 2022, 03:55 PM IST

AAP candidate and political greenhorn Jeevanjyot Kaur defeated Sidhu by a margin of 6,750 votes.

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'Who is responsible for Congress defeat in UP, Manipur, Goa, Uttarakhand?' Amarinder hits back

Elections | Mar 11, 2022, 01:36 PM IST

Amarinder, who had formed Punjab Lok Congress, after a bitter exit from the Congress, also lost from Patiala in the recently concluded Assembly elections.

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Amarinder Singh fails big time in Punjab polls, so does party which ‘humiliated’ him

Elections | Mar 10, 2022, 06:48 PM IST

The Congress, with which he had a bitter parting just months back, hasn’t done too well either in the state, swept by an Aam Aadmi Party wave.

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'...because of Amarinder Singh': Congress blames former CM for Punjab rout

Elections | Mar 10, 2022, 04:56 PM IST

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said people of Punjab voted in favour of AAP as they were unhappy with Amarinder's regime.

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Patiala Election Result 2022: Captain Amarinder Singh loses to AAP in home-turf

Elections | Mar 10, 2022, 01:38 PM IST

Patiala Election Result Live News: Captain Amarinder Singh has lost his seat to Aam Aadmi Party's Ajit Pal Singh Kohli.

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Punjab Election 2022: Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah, says alliance has done well in polls

Elections | Mar 07, 2022, 05:07 PM IST

Addressing the media, Singh, said, "I am not a Pundit. I am not somebody who can predict. My party has done well. The BJP has done well. Let us see what happens."

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Punjab Election 2022: Amarinder replaced as his govt was being run by BJP from Delhi, says Priyanka

Elections | Feb 13, 2022, 04:06 PM IST

The PLC is contesting the state assembly polls in alliance with the BJP and the Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). Hitting out at the AAP over its Delhi model, Vadra cautioned voters against falling for the party's claims.

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'Sidhu irresponsible; Channi not good enough to be CM': Amarinder Singh

Elections | Feb 09, 2022, 10:56 AM IST

Channi was picked up as Chief Minister after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post in September last year amid unending infighting in the party.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Amarinder Singh-led PLC mocks Sidhu after Channi declared Congress CM face for Punjab

India | Feb 08, 2022, 11:54 AM IST

Using the hashtag '#CurtainsForSidhu' on its Twitter handle, it shared a picture in which Gandhi, Sidhu, Channi and Sunil Jakhar held each other's hands and raised them in the air. However, the face of Sidhu got covered accidentally for a few seconds because of his shawl.

Punjab Lok Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Election 2022: Captain Amarinder Singh can still surprise everyone

Elections | Feb 03, 2022, 08:20 PM IST

The Punjab Tracker revealed that almost two-third of BJP supporters now believed that their alliance candidates are in serious contention for one of top and leading spots in the race.