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
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday afternoon met Home Minister in Delhi. He said that the Centre should listen to the farmers and address their grievances over the three farm laws.
As the protests against the new farm laws entered its eighth day on Thursday, the farmer leaders once again reiterated their demands as they set out for another round of talks with the Centre.
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on November 29 questioned his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh's language which he used for him.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also urged farmers to reciprocate the Union Home Minister's gesture by accepting his appeal to shift to a designated place, thus paving the way for early talks to resolve their issues.
The government has began back channel discussions with protesting farmers over the three farm laws. Defence minister Rajnath Singh is holding talks with the farmers.
Delhi Congress leaders and workers, including its president Anil Kumar, were detained by police on Monday during a protest against farm bills at Rajghat.
Around 15-20 people set a tractor on fire at India Gate here on Monday morning, police said.
Reacting to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) quitting the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm bills issue, the Congress on Saturday said it was the "victory" of farmers that the Akali Dal had to bow before their doorstep and break ties with the ruling coalition.