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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If Sidhu can't work with Amarinder, he should resign: Punjab min

On May 17, Sidhu had appeared to corner the Congress government in the state over the issue of desecration of religious scriptures and questioned why no FIR was lodged against the Badals in connection with the 2015 sacrilege and police-firing incidents.

Sidhu can go to high command if he wants to challenge my job, says Amarinder Singh

Addressing a rally in Lambi, Sidhu had on Friday indicated a quid pro quo between the Congress and Akalis. He had also questioned why no FIR was registered against Badals, who he said were guilty of Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege.


Capt Amarinder dismisses ticket denial charge after Sidhu says ‘my wife doesn’t lie’

Responding to a question relating to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh terming Dr Sidhu’s accusations as “nonsense”, Sidhu said, 'Meri gharwali mein itna dam hai aur itni moral authority hai ki vo kabhi jhooth nahi bolegi...'

Watch: Rahul Gandhi takes time off from campaigning, drives a tractor in Punjab

Praising Rahul Gandhi's driving skills, Amarinder Singh said it was high time that the "wheels" of the nation were handed over to the Congress chief.

Captain shoots from the hip, PM Modi is his target

Once known for his warm vibes with Modi — soon after the Assembly elections in 2017, he had gone on record to say that the PM was “cooperative” — Capt Amarinder Singh’s poll pitch now focuses largely on Modi, besides incidents of ‘sacrilege’ under the previous Akali Dal government.

Punjab CM greets 12th students, congratulates teachers for hike in state' pass percentage

Punjab Class 12th results 2019: Punjab recorded a pass percentage of 86.41 per cent, a 20 per cent jump from 2018's 59.47 per cent. Three students shared the first rank with 98.89 per cent with a score of 445/450


What if someone links you to Godhra: Amarinder to PM Modi

"It is wrong of Modi to connect (former prime minister) Rajiv Gandhi with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. What if someone starts linking Modi with Godhra," Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told reporters. He said it did not behove the prime minister of the country to "stoop" to such levels for winning elections.

Punjab: Slain gangster’s kin joins Congress

Rocky was shot dead at the age of 39 near Himachal Pradesh’s Parwanoo in April 2016. He was booked at various police stations in at least 23 cases including murder, but had been acquitted in 18 at the time when he was murdered.

Captain Amarinder Singh balm for seething farmers, allows early sowing of paddy

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to take personal credit for the action of the armed forces, Amarinder said: “surgical strike” was just a new jargon for cross-border raids.

No compensation in 2 years, families of Punjab farmers who killed self wary of promises

Karam Singh of village Dhurkot district Barnala, had committed suicide on May 15 , 2017. His wife, Kulwinder Kaur, and two children — a daughter pursing her BCA and a son in Class 12 — are dependent on the lease rent from their six acre land to run their house.

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Today in pics: NSUI members protest in Delhi

Police detaining NSUI members during a protest against CSAT format.

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Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

CM Punjab Amarinder Singh Holds Press Conference

With Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh categorically stating he would not take action against former Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia as there was no evidence to link him to any drug racket, several Congress legislators are wondering how to take on AAP’s Sukhpal Khaira, the Leader of Opposition who is facing court summons in a […]


India will continue to react: Congress tells Musharraf

Amritsar, Jan 12 (ANI): Rubbishing former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf's remark that India was overreacting on the Pathankot terror attack, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that India will react as they are not superfluous who can be shot by the terrorists. Singh further stressed the need for continuation of talks between the two countries, saying regular communication is the only way to establish peace and stop terror attacks.

Talks with Pakistan should not stop: Amarinder Singh

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that talks with Pakistan should not be stopped as peace cannot be achieved without dialogue.The former Punjab chief minister also said that India cannot afford to lose its soldiers every day.