While interacting with media in Chandigarh, Former chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh said that he will form his new party before the assembly elections. He didn’t disclose any further details about it.
Capt said, “Yes, I am forming a party. My lawyers are working on it. But I can’t tell you the name, I will tell you when the Election Commission approves it. We have made a request for a symbol also.” It was expected that Amarinder Singh will soon form his own party and hoped to get a seat from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Congress leader said, “We are going to meet home minister Amit Shah on the issue of farmers’ stir. I have met him thrice earlier.”
On Thursday, Capt is going to meet the Union home minister in Delhi “along with 25-30 people” to discuss the Centre’s three farm laws. Those expected to accompany him include three-four state leaders and farm experts.
Capt said, “Taking over Punjab is a total misconception. No one is taking over the states. This is to tackle drones. The technology is getting advanced and payloads of drones are increasing. To undermine these concerns is irresponsible.” He added, “I am not an alarmist but I know what is happening. Don’t deny this, but tackle it.”
Talking about the allegations put on him by deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa he said, “Someone who has been home minister for one month seems to talk as if he knows more than me.”
When asked about formally quitting the congress, he said,”I have been in the Congress for 52 years, if I stay in it for 10 more days what will happen.”
Capt targeted Navjot Singh Sidhu. He is in a political battle with him. He also said that he will fight Sidhu in the Assembly elections “wherever he fights from”.
At the press conference he said, “Congress’ popularity in Punjab has seen a drop of 25 per cent ever since Sidhu has taken over.”
Capt. Amarinder Singh resigned on September 18. He said that he felt ‘ humiliated ‘ being in the party. There was lots of ups and downs in Punjab politics. Later, Charanjit Singh Channi was appointed as the new Chief minister of Punjab. Assembly elections are due in Punjab next year.