Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh is the current chief minister of Punjab. A prominent and popular leader of the Congress, he took over the role on March 16, 2017. Singh is the son of the last king of the erstwhile state of Patiala. Having completed his schooling from Doon school, Singh completed his military training from the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He joined the Indian Army in 1963 and was part of the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965, as part of the Sikh regiment. Singh entered politics in 1980 under Rajiv Gandhi who was his friend from school. He later left Congress as a mark of protest against Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple. He joined the Shiromani Akali Dal, and later broke away from it to form a splinter party, Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) that went on to merge with the Congress in 1997. Singh served as Punjab Congress chief from 1999 to 2002. In 2002 he became the state's chief minister and remained in power till 2007. In 2014, Singh had won the Lok Sabha elections but had later resigned when the Supreme Court ruled the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal agreement as unconstitutional. Singh was appointed president of Punjab Congress on November 27, 2015, in the run up to the 2017 Assembly elections. Apart from a strong political contender, he is also well known for his literary bend. He has penned several books on war and Sikh history, including his memoir of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.
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Bulletproof SUV for MP: On Capt’s ‘insistence’, MP Bittu ready to keep old model SUV

“There are some issues with the vehicle. It is overused and not giving a smooth ride. I anyway prefer travelling in my Innova, but I would be getting this SUV repaired before using it.”

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Mining contract: AAP to hold dharna at CM’s residence on May 30

Opposition wants Captain to take action against minister Rana Gurjit

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Human shield tragedy, to political farce

By supporting Major Gogoi, Captain Amarinder Singh and the army endorse displays of vengefulness

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Amarinder Singh orders PSEB chairman to quit after poor exam results

Amarinder Singh’s directive was communicated to PSEB chairman Balbir Singh Dhol by Education Minister Aruna Chaudhry, who obtained the resignation which was immediately accepted, he said.

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A blemished medal

The applause for Major Gogoi’s act needs to be examined, and the notion that savage force will solve the problem unpicked

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For Budgam 2017, lessons from 1984

After Operation Bluestar, Indira Gandhi insisted on keeping her Sikh guards. Today, Kashmir demands similar maturity and empathy

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RSS, BJP supports Amarinder Singh’s demand to let blacklisted Sikhs visit India

“Some people are still active in Khalistan movement but they do not have any connection at the ground level,” said Punjab RSS chief Brij Bhushan Singh Bedi.

Punjab govt launches awareness campaign on hypertension

In order to make people aware about this chronic disease, the health department, for the first time, has launched awareness vans in every district of the state.

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Adverse SYL order may cause law and order problem in Punjab, says Amarinder Singh

“There is 10 lakh hectares of area which supports 6.5 lakh people who live there. If they don’t get water from the river canal system, it will lead to a major law and order problem in the state,” Amarinder said.

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Amarinder Singh meets Venkaiah Naidu, assures support for implementing central schemes

The Punjab CM also promised the implementation of the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) in letter and spirit in the state.

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Sunil Kumar Jakhar takes over as state Congress chief, fires warning shots

Jakhar warned the police to shed “Akali thinking” and toe the party line otherwise “ungli tedhi karni humein bhi ati hai (we also know how to set the things straight.)”

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Arvind Kejriwal’s corrupt face exposed, should quit as Delhi CM: Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today sought the resignation of his Delhi counterpart, Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that the AAP supremo had no moral right to continue in office as his “corrupt face” had been “totally exposed”. The Congress leader said his party had for long been maintaining that Kejriwal was a “dacoit”, who was “only […]

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Congress President should be elected by consensus: Amarinder Singh

Amarinder said India has so many problems and people are hoping for somebody who does better and if one does not deliver, they choose the other the next time.

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Captain Amarinder singh takes charge as Punjab CM

Speculation was rife that the cricketer-turned politician would be given the post of deputy chief minister but he was the third among the list of nine ministers sworn in today.

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Amarinder Singh takes oath as Punjab CM for 2nd time, Sidhu is cabinet minister

Congress’ Amarinder Singh took oath as chief minister today. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh were present.