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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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EXCLUSIVE | Channi not suitable for CM's chair, says Amarinder Singh

News | Feb 02, 2022, 03:10 PM IST

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has described Charanjit Singh Channi as 'unsuitable' for chief minister's post. In an exclusive interaction with India TV, Amarinder Singh said BJP and his party Punjab Lok Congress will give the state its next CM.

Punjab Election 2022: Deal finalised between BJP and Amarinder Singh, Dhindsa third partner in alliance

Elections | Dec 28, 2021, 08:20 AM IST

BJP seems to have finalised its deal with Captain Amarinder's party for the upcoming polls in Punjab. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa will be acting as the third pillar in the alliance.

Captain Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah at his residence, Will seat sharing be announced today?

Elections | Dec 27, 2021, 12:20 PM IST

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is meeting senior BJP leader and Union Minister Amit Shah in Delhi today. According to reports, the two leaders are likely to discuss the seat-sharing formula for the upcoming Punjab polls.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: BJP's status in Punjab soars high after alliance with Amarinder Singh's party

News | Dec 22, 2021, 01:40 PM IST

Ahead of the Punjab elections, BJP has allied with Captain Amarinder Singh's party and it being speculated that the party will be contesting on 70 seats in the upcoming elections. Moreover, PM Modi is all set to address a big rally in the first week of January in the state.

PM Modi to hold big rally in Punjab in the first week of January

News | Dec 22, 2021, 12:40 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address a mega rally in Punjab in the first week of January to kickstart BJP's poll campaign in the state

Captain Amarinder Singh's party allies with BJP ahead of Punjab Elections next year

Elections | Dec 17, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

Ahead of 2022 Punjab Elections, Captain Amarinder Singh's party has allied with BJP. Talking about the same, while Captain said that this alliance will surely win the election, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that he would disclose further details on seat sharing later.

OMG | All parties are ready for Punjab Elections but congress has no idea where they are heading towards

Oh My God | Nov 13, 2021, 03:49 PM IST

Here is a very special episode of OMG for upcoming Punjab Elections where Every party is looking forward to Punjab Elections but God knows where Punjab Congress is looking at with their almost closed eyes.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: How effective will be Captain's new party in 2022 election?

Elections | Nov 02, 2021, 09:20 PM IST

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh finally announced the name of his new party today. The name of his new party is Punjab Lok Congress. How effective will this party be come 2022?

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: After Punjab deputy CM Randhawa, ex-MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu slams Amarinder Singh's Pakistan friend

News | Oct 23, 2021, 08:57 PM IST

Amid the ongoing tussle between Punjab unit of Congress and former CM Amarinder Singh, PPCC Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife has alleged that postings in Punjab did not take place without bribery. Navjot Kaur Sidhu alleged that Amarinder Singh gave away gifts to Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam by using these bribes. Her statement comes one day after Amarinder and Punjab deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa locked horns over the Pakistani journalist.

Punjab Govt to probe Amarinder Singh's Pakistan friend Aroosa Alam's links with ISI

News | Oct 23, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has said a probe would be carried out to ascertain whether Aroosa Alam, a Pakistani journalist who has been visiting former chief minister Amarinder Singh for several years, has links with the ISI.

Captain Amarinder Singh to form new party, says open to allying with BJP

Elections | Oct 19, 2021, 11:00 PM IST

Ahead of Punjab elections, Captain Amarinder Singh has announced that he will form a new party. He has also revealed his plans of allying with BJP, if the issue of farmers is resolved.

War of words escalates in Punjab Congress | Here's who said what

Politics | Oct 03, 2021, 07:00 AM IST

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday claimed that it was not party president Sonia Gandhi who made Amarinder Singh quit as the Punjab chief minister but he had to quit after 78 party MLAs sought his removal.

Captain Amrinder Singh replied to Harish Rawat, and harish won`t like it at all

News | Oct 02, 2021, 01:20 PM IST

Captain Amrinder Singh replied to Harish Rawat stating that nation has witnessed how he was humiliated in the party.

Issues between Sidhu and CM Channi resolved after meeting?

News | Oct 02, 2021, 12:48 PM IST

Punjab congress crisis is about to get resolved, at least that`s what party leaders are pretending after the meeting between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab Cheif Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

Muqabla | Will Captain Amarinder Singh propel a divide in Congress?

News | Oct 01, 2021, 07:06 PM IST

Congress finds itself in a tough spot in Punjab. On one hand where it is trying hard to bring back to Sidhu, Captain Amarinder Singh seems to be planning something big ahead of the Punjab polls. Watch this episode of Muqabla with Ajay Kumar.

OMG: Captain and Sidhu play 'Snake and Ladder'!

Oh My God | Oct 01, 2021, 05:26 PM IST

Congress continues facing crisis in Punjab. While Congress had to work hard to bring back Sidhu to the PCC chair, Captain Amarinder Singh has upped the ante against the party. Watch this special iteration of India TV's OMG.

Aaj Ki Baat | Why Capt. Amarinder Singh said, he is no more in Congress?

Aaj Ki Baat | Oct 01, 2021, 09:04 AM IST

While Captain Amarinder Singh declared that he will be quitting Congress, he also put an end to the speculations of him joining BJP. Watch this episode of Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma.

Kurukshetra | Is Rahul Gandhi failing to resolve crisis Congress faces in Punjab?

Kurukshetra | Sep 30, 2021, 07:46 PM IST

Congress is facing an acute political crisis in Punjab. Issues ranging from Sidhu's resignation from the position of the PCC chief and Captain Amarinder Singh taking on the party, still remain unresolved. Watch Kurukshetra with Saurav Sharma.

Captain Amarinder Singh interacts with media, says - won't let Sidhu win the polls

News | Sep 30, 2021, 07:00 PM IST

Amid the ongoing political crisis in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh interacted with media and said that he won't let Sidhu win the 2022 elections.

Natwar Singh takes a swipe at Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka, says - nobody advises Gandhi family

News | Sep 30, 2021, 04:49 PM IST

Amid the political crisis in Punjab, veteran Congress leader Natwar Singh took a swipe at Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka. In his statement, he said that nobody advises the Gandhi Family.