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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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.

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Punjab election results 2017 highlights: Congress wins 77 seats, Akali-BJP combine decimated

Punjab election results 2017: The Congress will return to power after ten years.

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Sidhu joined Congress without any pre-conditions: Amarinder Singh

“He is a foot soldier of the party, and has joined without any conditions. He never put forth any conditions,” Amarinder said, expressing happiness at Sidhu’s joining the Congress fold.

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Punjab polls: Amarinder Singh wants to take on CM Parkash Singh Badal, seeks Congress permission

Amarinder also blamed the Shiromani Akali Dal patron for the “ruin of Punjab”.

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Kejriwal rubbishes rumours, says CM of Punjab will be from Punjab

Rumours of Kejriwal moving to Punjab gained fervour after Delhi deputy chief minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told an election gathering to vote in the February 4 election assuming that Kejriwal would be the chief minister of the state.

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Punjab polls: Captain Amarinder Singh makes it clear again, says One family, one ticket

On Navjot Singh Sidhu’s role in the party, Amarinder said, “We all will campaign together. AICC is yet to give a list of star campaigners of the party. We will see.”

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Arvind Kejriwal, Amarinder Singh clash on Twitter. Again

The polls, that will take place early next year in Punjab, is widely assumed to be a three-pronged fight between the Congress, AAP and ruling SAD-BJP combine.

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Swiss Leaks: Income Tax moves court to prosecute Congress leader Amarinder Singh for ‘foreign assets’

Calling the complaint “malafide and politically motivated,” Amarinder Singh today said the Income Tax Department had “failed to dig out any proof’’ of his alleged foreign assets.

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I-T files prosecution complaint against Captain Amarinder Singh in foreign assets tax evasion case

In June, the Enforcement Directorate issued summons to Amarinder’s son Raninder Singh for allegedly violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA)

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Captain Smart Connect Scheme: Initiative a hit among the men, but fails to click with women

To avail the freebies, the youth are required to register online on http://www.CaptainSmartConnect.com.

Lok Sabha Speaker accepts resignation of Amarinder Singh

Singh had announced his resignation in protest against the “injustice” meted out to the people of Punjab following the November 10 Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pargat Singh may join Congress

Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad is reportedly in touch with Sidhu and has made him an offer.

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AAP rally in Punjab: Probe Captain Amarinder Singh’s Swiss accounts, says Arvind Kejriwal

AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal dared Amarinder to file a defamation suit against him if the information was wrong.

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Amarinder Singh slams RBI for not letting co-op banks exchange notes

“How will the farmers buy seeds, fertilisers when they cannot exchange or deposit the Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes lying with them,” he asked.