Former Punjab leader minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced that he might contest the 2022 nation meeting elections from Patiala, which is his family bastion. Sources advised Singh said he received’t run away. Earlier within the day, Singh had instructed a TV channel in an interview that he received’t go away Patiala.
Singh represented the constituency four instances, even as his wife Preneet Kaur won from the seat in 2014. Singh had resigned because the Punjab leader minister in September following an acrimonious energy tussle with MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu, who turned into appointed because the nation Congress president. Charanjit Singh Channi changed into elected as his substitute. Singh, who become one of the Congress’ powerful local satraps, also stated he had never skilled “this type of interference ever as a chief minister" from the Congress.
The former CM had floated his own political birthday celebration, Punjab Lok Congress, earlier this month and vowed to contest all 117 assembly seats inside the state. He had in advance even said he is open to forming an alliance with the BJP for the 2022 elections.
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Singh had in April this year challenged Sidhu to contest in opposition to him from Patiala and stated that the latter would be defeated much like BJP’s General (retd) JJ Singh, who contested the 2017 election in opposition to Singh however had to forfeit his protection deposit after the result, with just 11.1 per cent of the votes.
BITTER FEUD WITH CONGRESS
Earlier this month, Singh had resigned from the Congress and in his scathing seven-page resignation letter to birthday party president Sonia Gandhi, he referred to how he felt “deeply hurt” with the manner he turned into handled via the party. He additionally noted his years-lengthy association and contributions to the Congress, his affliction closer to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for patronising Sidhu. He even called Punjab Congress in-price Harish Rawat the “maximum dubious man or woman”.
The seventy nine-yr-vintage had earlier stated that Sidhu turned into the purpose at the back of Congress’s rapid decline in Punjab. , Singh had stated Congress misplaced floor very speedy in Punjab after Sidhu became made the state president. “About six months ago, they have been doing properly. One predominant cause for the decline turned into (when) Sidhu was made the kingdom celebration president," he had stated, adding that Sidhu’s elevation “created a few bad blood".
On his lengthy association with the Gandhis, Singh had said he is clueless as to “why the own family did what they did".
Speaking on the Punjab meeting elections, Singh had then stated that talks on seat-sharing with the BJP ought to manifest handiest if the birthday party resolves the farmers’ trouble. And now that the farm laws were repealed, it has opened up opportunities of a pre-ballot alliance. on Sunday stated that how the Punjab BJP now prefers a tie-up with Singh for the coming near near kingdom assembly polls, rather than forging an alliance with former best friend, the Shiromani Akali Dal.
“Captain saab has an enchantment within the urban areas and he has expressed his willingness to work on an alliance with the BJP."
Vehemently denying any opportunity of going back to an alliance with the SAD, Sharma stated: “An alliance is an equal partnership, but the SAD become contesting on 84 per cent of the seats remaining time and the BJP chose to remain the second one fiddle within the alliance because it turned into thought out inside the advantage of Punjab. But we don’t see any possibility of going returned to that alliance."