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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Six months on, Captain’s lieutenants are holding fort

A 1983-batch IAS officer, Suresh Kumar, who was pulled out of retirement by Amarinder, is his most trusted bureaucrat. Owing to his closeness to the CM, who has virtually given him a free hand to run the government, Kumar is often referred to as the most powerful man in Punjab today

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Gurdaspur LS bypoll: Ticket tussle in Congress continues, Punjab CM likely to meet Sonia Gandhi today

Sources said Amarinder and Kumari are likely to meet AICC president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday and discuss the issue

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Congress govt failed to fulfill key poll promises in first 6 months: Punjab BJP

“Full loan waiver for farmers, eradication of drug problem within a month, job for a member in each household, Rs 2,500 unemployment allowance and smartphones for the youth, Rs 1,500 pension for the elderly – the Congress made all sorts of promises in the run-up to the Assembly polls to come to power,” it said.

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Khadoor Sahib rallies: Congress targets PM, SAD, AAP slam Captain Amarinder Singh

Sikki alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for two Indian soldiers from Khadoor Sahib constituency losing their lives at the border earlier this year.

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Captain Amarinder Singh stays away from Beant Singh’s anniversary event

Members of Beant’s family, including his son Tej Prakash, daughter Gurkanwal Kaur and grandsons Gurkirat and Ravneet Singh Bittu (MP), joined the state-level function organised by the Punjab government.

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After 40, 10 more Congress MLAs ready to sign up seeking action against Majithia

The legislators are now preparing a revised representation to include the signatures their interested colleagues. The first representation was submitted to the CM on August 23. On Tuesday, over two dozen met Punjab Congress chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar and urged him to impress upon the Chief Minister to take action against Majithia.

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Improvement trust scam: Amarinder Singh must quit or hand over case to CBI, says Sukhpal Khaira

Addressing a press conference, Khaira said the rejection of Vigilance Bureau’s cancellation report in the Amritsar Improvement Trust land scam case, involving Capt Amarinder Singh, by the Mohali Special Court Judge Jaswinder Singh on August 24 called for “impartial, transparent and fair trial”.

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Congress MLAs seek action against Bikram Singh Majithia

A delegation of over two dozen Congress MLAs met Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar at Congress Bhavan here for over an hour and discussed the issue. The development is being viewed as building revolt against the government with about 40 MLAs out of a total of 77 seeking action.

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Thanks on lips, Amarinder tours Malwa to motivate forces

Shaking hands with Punjab Police and central forces’ personnel and patting their backs while distributing fruits and cold drinks, Amarinder’s day-long tour to say “thank you” began from Mansa.

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No compensation to Dera law breakers from Punjab: Amarinder Singh

The Chief Minister said it was for the centre to take any decisionAon ordering a probe into the collapse of law and order that led to the anarchy and violence in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi on Friday

Searches at 98 dera centres; lathis, petrol bombs recovered: Captain Amarinder 

The CM said the curfew had been lifted in three districts of the state and relaxed in the other areas where it was imposed yesterday.

Amarinder on Haryana CM’s resignation: ‘Khattar’s resignation is for BJP to decide’

This is not for the first time that Amarinder has taken a stand different from Congress

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Ram Rahim Singh conviction aftermath: No deaths in Punjab, will not allow violence from any sect here, says Amarinder Singh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh conviction aftermath: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also condemned the violence against media saying, saying, nobody in the right mind can accept anything like this.

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Punjab loan waiver: Cabinet considers Haque panel report, to take it up again on Sept 4

At the meeting Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa was the first to state that should have given total waiver. Other ministers then are learnt to have joined the chorus.

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Justice Gill Commisssion report submitted to CM Amarinder Singh

Justice Gill Commission was constituted to conduct an inquiry after several number of complaints of cases allegedly due to Akalis excesses.