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Amarinder Singh Captain Amarinder Singh DOB: 11 March 1942

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.

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Whoever Congress wants: Amarinder Singh on who will be next Punjab CM

Hakikat Kya Hai | Sep 18, 2021, 11:40 PM IST

Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned as chief minister of Punjab with less than five months to go for the Assembly polls after a bruising power struggle with state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, and said he felt "humiliated" over the way the party handled the protracted crisis.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM says 'humiliated', won't accept Sidhu as chief minister

News | Sep 18, 2021, 09:08 PM IST

Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab Chief Minister on Saturday amid power tussle with Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Navjot Singh Sidhu, going on and on for months. Speaking to ANI, Amarinder Singh said, "...Navjot Singh Sidhu is an incompetent man, he is going to be a disaster. I will oppose his name for the next chief mininster face. He has a connection with Pakistan. It will be a threat to national security."

Rahul has taken a bold decision, says Sunil Jakhar amid speculations of leadership change in Punjab

News | Sep 18, 2021, 02:20 PM IST

Amid fresh rumblings in the Punjab unit of Congress, the party has convened an urgent meeting of its legislators in the state in Chandigarh today at 5 pm. Sunil Jakhar spoke on the same, saying that Rahul Gandhi has taken a bold decision.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Will Punjab witness a leadership change like Gujarat?

Elections | Sep 18, 2021, 01:10 PM IST

Amid the ongoing tussle between Amarinder Singh and Sidhu, Punjab Congress legislators are set to meet today. Will Punjab witness a leadership change like Gujarat?

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hits out at farmer unions

News | Sep 14, 2021, 06:45 AM IST

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday hit out at agitating farmer unions.

Pargat Singh slams Harish Rawat for backing Amarinder Singh

News | Aug 30, 2021, 12:00 PM IST

Amid the ongoing turf war in the party's state unit, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Pargat Singh on Sunday questioned AICC state in-charge Harish Rawat and asked who gave him the right to take a big decision about Punjab.

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's show of strength amid face-off with Navjot Sidhu

News | Aug 27, 2021, 11:00 AM IST

Amid Punjab Congress' infighting, over 60 MLAs including MPs showed up in a show of strength dinner for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his media advisor informed.

Ground Report | 2022 Punjab polls to be fought under Amarinder's leadership: Harish Rawat

News | Aug 25, 2021, 05:40 PM IST

AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat on Wednesday met four rebel cabinet ministers and once again made it clear that 2022 Punjab elections will be fought under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. His remarks came at a time when there is an uprising revolt from state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu's camp against the CM.

Kurukshetra | Who is the true captain for Sidhu?

Kurukshetra | Aug 24, 2021, 07:33 PM IST

In what could be seen as an attempt at the coup in Punjab, 26 MLAs and 4 cabinet ministers of Sidhu camp have opened a front against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Watch Kurukshetra with Pankaj Bhargava.

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's two advisors

News | Aug 23, 2021, 08:40 AM IST

The feud in Punjab Congress continues as Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has issued warning to two of the advisors of Navjot Singh Sidhu for their controversial remarks.

Punjab: Congress worker ends life, leaves behind a voice note addressed to Sidhu

News | Jul 30, 2021, 10:52 PM IST

A Congress worker from Ludhiana allegedly committed suicide on Thursday after leaving behind an audio recording addressed to the party’s newly appointed Punjab chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Punjab CM pays tribute to Kargil War heroes in Chandigarh

News | Jul 26, 2021, 04:10 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Captain (Retired) Amarinder Singh on July 26 laid a wreath and saluted the valorous soldiers on the occasion of 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas at a memorial in Chandigarh.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Amarinder Singh's team says he won't meet Navjot Sidhu without apology

News | Jul 21, 2021, 01:11 PM IST

A tweet from Amarinder Singh's media strategist dismissed reports that Navjot Sidhu had sought time to meet the Chief Minister following his elevation as leader of the Congress' Punjab unit.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh will not meet Sidhu till he apologises for his offensive tweets

Politics | Jul 21, 2021, 10:40 AM IST

The differences between the newly appointed Punjab Congress Committee chief Navjot Sidhu and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh are likely to intensify after the chief minister's fresh demand for a public apology.

Punjab CM Capt. Amrinder Singh invites MLAs, MPs for lunch event

News | Jul 19, 2021, 04:20 PM IST

In another twist to the political situation in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has called a meeting of all the MPs and MLAs of the state, which will be held during lunch in Chandigarh on Wednesday. This meeting is taking place after Navjot Singh Sidhu was made the Punjab Congress President.

Why Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh opposed move to appoint Sidhu as PCC chief?

Aaj Ki Baat | Jul 15, 2021, 10:00 PM IST

Even as it appeared that the Congress has reached a solution to end the bickering between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his former cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the infighting is just refusing to die down.

Day after Sidhu’s meeting with Gandhis, Punjab CM calls Congress MLAs for lunch meet

News | Jul 01, 2021, 06:40 PM IST

Chandigarh: Punjab CM & Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh held a meeting with the party's senior colleagues from urban areas of Punjab.

Haqikat Kya Hai | Amarinder Singh meets AICC panel amidst Punjab Congress infighting

Hakikat Kya Hai | Jun 23, 2021, 09:30 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met a three-member All India Congress Committee (AICC) panel, which was constituted to end the ongoing factionalism in the state unit prior to the Assembly Elections in 2022.

Navjot Sidhu launches frontal attack on Amarinder Singh

News | Jun 21, 2021, 11:45 AM IST

Training his guns at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that the former failed to deliver justice in the Bargari and Kotkapura police firing cases. In a tweet shared from his account, Sidhu said that he wants to give power to people and that he "rejected the system when the system didn't allow reform".

Discussed poll preparations, says Amarinder Singh after meeting Congress panel

Hakikat Kya Hai | Jun 04, 2021, 10:29 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appeared before a three-member Congress panel here on Friday, reportedly formed by the party high command to sort out the problems in its state unit. The meeting lasted for more than three hours.

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