Earlier on Sunday, Amarinder Singh announced his decision to fight from his home constituency of Patiala Urban. His party released the first list of 22 candidates for polls.
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BJP National President JP Nadda, Punjab Lok Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh, and SAD (Sanyukt) chief Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital, along with Shekhawat, on Monday.
Singh resigned as chief minister of Punjab last month after a bitter feud with Navjot Singh Sidhu and infighting in the state Congress. The party replaced him with Charanjit Singh Channi.
Denying any move to join the BJP, Captain Amarinder Singh said he would leave the Congress where he had been utterly humiliated and was not trusted.
The Congress in a last ditch attempt have roped in senior leaders to talk to Amarinder Singh and persuade him not to join the BJP.
Just after meeting between Amarinder Singh and Doval ended, Amit Shah met Doval, sources said.
The manner in which he is continuously referring to national security and anti-Pakistan rhetoric, tongues have started wagging in the state.
His remarks come after Singh on Saturday indicated that the dissension-driven party could see more tension.
He said even former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal argued in favour of these laws but changed their tune completely when their move backfired.
They also demanded that along with this, the historic towns of Fatehgarh Churian and Sri Hargobindpur or Ghuman should also be turned into new sub-divisions of the new district of Batala.
Rawat should tell when it was decided to fight Punjab polls under Amarinder’s leadership: Pargat Singh
Rawat had recently said the Punjab Assembly polls will be fought under the leadership of Amarinder Singh, delivering a snub to the leaders wanting the chief minister’s removal.
The CM on Sunday had said that there was a need to remain extra vigilant at all borders of the country, saying Afghanistan’s ”fall” to the Taliban ”does not augur well” for India.
A close aide of Sidhu, Singh has been a vocal critic of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and the functioning of the state government.
According to party sources, the chief minister “complained” to Sonia Gandhi that Sidhu’s criticism of his government was not good for its smooth functioning and throws a bad impression in the public domain.
The political strategist was appointed as Principal Advisor to Punjab CM on March 1 with a token honorarium of Re 1 per month.
Sources say the chief minister wrote back to Congress president Sonia Gandhi that party will split if Navjot Sidhu is given charge of the Punjab Congress.
After the meeting which lasted an hour, Amarinder Singh said: “Whatever we discuss in such meeting with the Congress President is confidential. We can’t say it in public and it is not for public consumption.”
Party sources say that Sidhu will be given two portfolios to keep him in good spirits and the formula was suggested by the Congress leadership to adjust him. Sidhu wanted his old portfolios, but the Congress leadership has pacified and convinced him to agree to an amicable formula.
Amarinder Singh thanked and congratulated the people for defeating the “negative and vicious forces that are out to ruin Punjab and its future”.
Amarinder Singh questioned the AAP spokesperson on what he was seeking to prove by sharing a copy of the final list of the high-powered committee members, dated August 7, 2019, when the original committee (minus Punjab) was actually set up on June 15, 2019.
Taking on the Akalis over their double-speak on the farm laws, the Chief Minister said in a live video statement on Facebook that the Badals had publicly done a U-turn on the issue.
Amarinder Singh slammed the Akalis for “pawning” farmers’ interests to the large corporates to promote their petty political interests, pointing out that SAD MLAs had chosen to stay away from the Vidhan Sabha session during which the resolution against the farm laws was passed.
Taking a dig at SAD chief Sukhbir Badal’s remark that Harsimrat Kaur’s resignation from the Union Cabinet was like an “atom bomb that had shaken the Prime Minister”, Amarinder Singh said it was not even a damp squib.
As per a Cabinet decision, these doctors were earlier granted an extension till September 30 which has now been extended till December 31, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister took on Bajwa for jumping at every opportunity to criticise his own party government, like a two-bit Opposition leader who has no constructive issue to raise.