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Captain Amarinder Singh set to join BJP on September 19

By Shefali Kohli -- September 16, 2022 5:44 pm -- Updated:September 16, 2022 5:44 pm

New Delhi, September 16: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.

According to Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) spokesperson Pritpal Singh Baliawal, Captain Amarinder Singh is also likely to merge his party PLC with the BJP in the national capital on September 19. The development comes days after Captain Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.

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"Had a very productive meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah Ji. Discussed various issues pertaining to national security, the rising cases of narco-terrorism in Punjab and the future roadmap for the overall holistic development of Punjab," the former Punjab CM had tweeted.

Captain Amarinder Singh broke ties with the Congress ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections and had fought the polls in alliance with the BJP.

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Notably, Captain Amarinder Singh had floated the PLC after leaving the Congress. Charanjit Singh Channi had replaced him as the Chief Minister of Punjab till February 2022 elections. However, both lost the elections. Captain Amarinder Singh had resigned from the membership of the Congress in November in 2021.

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He served as the Chief Minister of Punjab for two terms —2002-07 and 2017-21.

-PTC News

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