Captain Amarinder Singh is currently the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab. An elected Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala, he is the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, the state division of the Indian National Congress. He has also been the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007. Amarinder Singh is the son of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala. A former Armyman, Amarinder Singh was inducted into politics by his school friend Rajiv Gandhi in 1980. He quit the party in 1984 to protest against the Army action during Operation Blue Star. After his brief stint at Shirmonai Akali Dal and failed attempt to establish his own party, Singh returned to Congress in 1998.read more
Amarinder Singh on the other hand said that Alam had been coming to India for 16 years with due clearances from the Centre.
The deputy chief minister said it 'would be probed' whether Aroosa Alam has any links with Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), adding that he has asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to look into it.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that there was a deal between Captain Amarinder Singh and the BJP to brush under the carpet the corruption investigation going on against the Captain and his family members.
Punjab Congress Chief Sidhu's remark came two days after Amarinder Singh said he would launch his own political party and that he was hopeful of a seat arrangement with the BJP, provided the ongoing farmers' stir against farm laws was resolved in the agriculturists' interest.
The announcement by Captain of a possible alliance with the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections had started a war of words between the senior leader and many other Congressmen.
The Congress leaders are watching his moves ahead of the new party formation and sources say that all the Congress members have distanced themselves after he worked out a "patch up formula" with the BJP.
Announcing that he will launch his own political outfit soon, Amarinder Singh on Tuesday had said that he is hopeful of a seat arrangement with the BJP if the farmers' issue is resolved in their interest.
The Congress veteran had resigned as the chief minister of Punjab, capping months of a power tussle that had polarised the ruling party in the state headed for elections in just about four months.
Many party leaders admitted that Amarinder Singh will give the BJP's campaign a major boost and any tie-up will happen only once he clarifies his stand.
Amarinder Singh also slammed Congress leader Pargat Singh for saying that the former was in the BJP while he was also heading the Congress in the state, and said that this move was 'heights of irresponsibility'.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is meeting former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at his farmhouse, in Siswan, Mohali.
The Punjab government took strong exception to the Centre's reported move of empowering the BSF to carry out searches and make arrests up to an area of 50 km from the international border.
Five soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO) were killed on Monday in a gunfight with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Reacting to this, the former Punjab CM said, "our worst fears are coming true"
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and responded to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's remark where the latter questioned his dressing sense and asked somebody to give him Rs 5,000.
Amarinder Singh had resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab on September 18 following months of infighting between him and Navjot Singh Sidhu. The development came months ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.
Captain's remarks came after Surjewala claimed that 78 of the 79 Punjab Congress MLAs had written to the party leadership seeking former CM’s ouster.
Surjewala’s remarks came as Amarinder Singh had accused the Congress leadership of "humiliating" him after he tendered his resignation as the Punjab CM.
The Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna said that if the matter of border security was that important then it should have been discussed with the present-day Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi instead of Captain Amarinder Singh.
The ex-CM of Punjab recalled that Rawat himself had publicly stated after meeting him that he was satisfied by his government’s track record on the 2017 poll promises.
Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he will leave the Congress which he asserted was going downhill with senior leaders being ignored. The politician said that he had been "utterly humiliated" and was not trusted.