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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Received excellent response from Centre, PM: Punjab CM

The chief minister Amarinder Singh said that the state government has been able to resolve some critical issues such as the enhancement of the Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for food procurement.

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Battling dirty air: Call meeting of all chief ministers, says Capt Amarinder Singh to PM Modi

In a letter to the PM, Amarinder has requested him to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers of the affected States along with the Union Ministers for Agriculture, Food and Environment on the issue

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ISI behind killing of RSS leaders, 4 held: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Making the announcement at a specially convened press conference Amarinder said that the arrests had exposed “a major conspiracy hatched by ISI to fan communal disturbances and disrupt peace in the state”.

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Did not postpone meeting with Bajwa, Congress MPs, says Capt Amarinder Singh

“There was no question of planning such a meeting on Monday as the Himachal Pradesh campaign programme for the day had already been finalised by the AICC,” Amarinder was quoted as saying

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh counters Parkash Singh Badal’s charges on law and order

“In fact, it was during the rule of the Badals when the state witnessed two fidayeen (terror) attacks,” Amarinder Singh said

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Punjab: BJP wants all-party meeting in the wake of killings of right-wing leaders

“The manner in which people associated with a particular ideology, a specific religion and class are being killed, suggests that some powers are hell bent on spoiling the communal harmony and peace in the state,” said Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla.

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Amarinder Singh seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help to rescue mother-daughter duo stranded in Saudi

Kaur in the video urged Sushma Swaraj to come to her rescue and help her in returning to India. The two women who were traveling to Malaysia were sent to Saudi Arabia by agents and given some work.

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Captain Amarinder Singh doesn’t intend to act against SAD leaders: AAP

Sukhpal Khaira, said the CM’s remarks were “perplexing” because even with the law and order machinery of the state at his disposal along with the Special Task Force (STF) constituted to investigate drug trade, he was still waiting for evidence.

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Can’t catch Bikram Singh Majithia without evidence, says Captain Amarinder Singh

‘Personally feel many SAD leaders linked to drug trade, won’t spare guilty’

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Law and order has collapsed in Punjab, says Parkash Singh Badal

Stating that the goondaraj “unleashed by the Congress leaders and party workers” had even emboldened anti social and anti national elements, Sukhbir Singh Badal said the state had witnessed a number of murders designed to spoil the communal harmony.

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh accuses SAD of indulging in ‘political gimmickry’

Asserting that his government had announced the loan waiver scheme in Punjab Assembly in June this year, Amarinder said that Badal failed to even turn up for the session

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RSS leader Ravinder Gosain murder case transferred to NIA

On Tuesday, Gosain, who was the mukhya sikshak of Mohan shakha of the RSS, was shot dead by two assailants on a motorbike outside his residence in Ludhiana’s Gagandeep colony.

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hails Gurdaspur bypoll win

The Gurdaspur result has once again shown that the Congress was on the path of revival across the country, Amarinder said.

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Gurdaspur gears up for CM Amarinder Singh’s road show

In a rare instance, former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal has not joined the campaign for the Gurdaspur bypoll.

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M L Khattar, Amarinder Singh in war of words over Honeypreet’s arrest

It started when Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar hinted at the possibility of Punjab Police’s collusion with Honeypreet while she was on the run for 38 days.