News Desk, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh
Published by: Ajay Kumar
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Updated to 12:34 AM IST
Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday. In the meantime, there is talk in the political corridors that the captain may announce his new political party. Many Congress MLAs are also likely to share the stage with Amarinder Singh during the formation of the new party.
Captain Amarinder Singh (file photo)
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Meanwhile, MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa, who is close to the captain, tweeted that the captain would name the new party after the Congress. Just as Mamata Banerjee formed the Trinamool Congress and Sharad Pawar the Nationalist Congress Party, the captain will also add the word Congress to his party name. During the formation of the new party, more than 10 Congress MLAs will also share the stage with the captain, including his wife MP Praneeth Kaur.
Captain second party
This is the second time the 79-year-old captain has formed his own political party in his 52-year political journey. He split from the Shiromani Akali Dal in 1992 and formed the Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthak) Party. Despite its failure, it lost the 1998 elections to two seats, Patiala and Talwandi Sabo. After that he joined the Congress party again.
Threats are coming to my supporters: Captain.
Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh tweeted that now my supporters are being threatened and harassed in places like Patiala. I want to tell my opponents that they cannot defeat me with such a vile political game. Such actions do not win votes, people’s hearts. He said there was no fear of such actions.
Everyone has the right to make their own decisions. Captain Sahib can set up the party at his own discretion but he makes a big mistake in doing so. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab.