New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, state affairs in-charge Asha Kumari and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Kumar Jakhar met India’s former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday evening 5 pm at his resident and asked him to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Amritsar constituency.
Citing health and age related concerns, India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his unwillingness to contest Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar, media reports read.
The Rajya Sabha term of Manmohan Singh will need in the coming June. Reportedly, Manmohan Singh have told the Punjab Congress leaders that given his age, he would not be able to campaign for the elections.
As the elections in Punjab are slated to take place during the last phase of elections, ie on May 19, the list of candidates is expected to see a delay.
Following the meeting, Amarinder Singh had iterated again that the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) does not need an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and showed confidence of winning all the 13 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs in the state.