Punjab

Captain Amarinder Singh visits Delhi; likely to meet Amit Shah again

By Rajan Nath -- October 18, 2021 2:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Punjab Assembly elections 2022: Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital on Monday. This is his third visit to the national capital in one month ever since he quit as Punjab Chief Minister.

Captain Amarinder Singh's meeting with Amit Shah had earlier triggered speculations about him either floating his own political party and joining hands with the BJP or entering a seat-sharing alliance with BJP in poll-bound Punjab.

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Sources revealed that Captain is likely to discuss the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three central farm laws with the Union Home Minister.

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He had resigned as the Punjab chief minister last month citing ‘humiliation’ by the Congress central leadership. The development triggered yet another crisis in the Punjab Congress. He had also called Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra “inexperienced".

Earlier, Singh had met Shah and BJP president JP Nadda and other top leaders in New Delhi. The sources said that the Punjab Congress veteran is keeping ‘all his options open’.

Meanwhile, BJP has also given indications that it is willing to work with Captain Amarinder Singh, provided a resolution over the farmers’ protest is found.

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Former Punjab CM had also threatened to field a strong candidate against Navjot Singh Sidhu in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

Captain had also called Sidhu a ''drama master and a dangerous man.'' He also accused Sidhu of behaving like a “Super CM" with the new chief minister, Charanjit Singh Channi, “simply nodding along.’’