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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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