According to sources close to the development, Amarinder Singh’s new party will be called – Punjab Lok Congress. A formal announcement in this regard is expected at a press conference called by the two-time former CM in Chandigarh today.
Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister and Congress stalwart Captain Amarinder Singh is most likely to launch a new political party on Wednesday.
According to sources close to the development, Amarinder Singh’s new party will be called – the Punjab Lok Congress. A formal announcement in this regard is expected at a press conference called by the two-time former CM in Chandigarh today.
“The event will be telecast live on his Facebook page. Do tune in,” Singh’s media adviser Raveen Thukral had said in a tweet on Tuesday, extending an invite to the media.
Possibly getting ready to formally say goodbye to the Congress which made him the Chief Minister of Punjab twice and the state party president thrice, an ‘upset’ Amarinder Singh had last week said that he would soon announce the launch of his own political party to ”serve the interests of the people”, including the farmers who`ve been fighting for their rights for over a year now.
The former Chief Minister also said he is hopeful of a seat-sharing arrangement with the BJP for next year`s Assembly elections in the state, if the farmers` issues are resolved in their interest.
Without mincing words, Amarinder Singh added that he would not rest until he can secure the future of his people and his state.
“Punjab needs political stability and protection from internal and external threats. I promise my people that I will do what it takes to ensure peace and security, which is today at stake,” read an earlier tweet, quoting Amarinder Singh.
Since his resignation as the Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh has been targeting state Congress President Navjot Sidhu by publically saying that he would fight his possible elevation to the chief ministership tooth and nail and is ready to make any sacrifice to save the country from such a ‘dangerous man’.
Singh has also claimed that the Gandhi siblings (Priyanka and Rahul) were “quite inexperienced” and “their advisors were clearly misguiding them”. After months of infighting within the Congress, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had submitted his resignation on September 18.