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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Punjab guardians of governance programme: Ex-servicemen, Patiala admn spar over action taken

THE TOP brass of the Guardians of Governance programme in Punjab is miffed at the “zero percent” action taken record of Patiala administration on the issues raised by the retired army men appointed under the programme.

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh bats for national farm debt waiver scheme

The CM underlined Punjab’s important role in the defence and food security of the nation and made a strong case for debt relief for the farmers, said the statement.

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Not votary of referendum: Punjab Opposition leader Sukhpal Khaira

Khaira, however, told a press conference in Jalandhar that even though he was not a supporter of “Referendum 2020”, there was a consistent policy of discrimination, persecution and bias of successive governments at the Centre towards the Sikhs.

Political parties slam Sukhpal Khaira’s support to Sikh ‘referendum’; Punjab CM seeks clarification from Kejriwal

Yesterday, Khaira had reportedly said: “I support the Sikh referendum 2020 movement as Sikhs have the right to demand
justice against atrocities suffered by them.”

Amaridner Singh snubs Ravneet Bittu for his ‘public’ suggestion to take Bhagwant Mann into party fold

Punjab CM seeks increase in IAS cadre strength

With a number of Punjab’s IAS officers heading more than one department, the state has sought from Union government an enhancement of cadre strength from existing 221 to 232.

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Captain Amarinder Singh govt to compensate Punjabi settlers hit by violence in Shillong

The government of Punjab will provide compensation to Punjabi settlers, whose shops were gutted in recent violence in Shillong, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here Thursday. 

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Punjab CM: Throwing waste into rivers by industries is not acceptable

Calling upon the industries to take appropriate steps to check the pollution caused by them, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched Mission Tandarust Punjab at Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Research here on Tuesday.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Amarinder Singh hits out at Union agri minister over farmers’ protest remarks

When asked about the protest at a press conference on Saturday in Patna, Radha Mohan Singh said that farmers opted for “unusual deeds” to draw media attention as they belong to organisations with only a few thousand members.

Amaridner Singh snubs Ravneet Bittu for his ‘public’ suggestion to take Bhagwant Mann into party fold

‘Your countdown has begun’: Inmate threatens Punjab CM Amarinder Singh in Facebook live video

In the video, Govind, who hails from village Mari Bhaini, Faridkot, also charged Amarinder Singh for making a false pledge in a Bathinda rally to end the drug menace in Punjab before the Vidhan Sabha elections.

Amaridner Singh snubs Ravneet Bittu for his ‘public’ suggestion to take Bhagwant Mann into party fold

Spillage of molasses in Beas — PPCB puts sugar mill on notice, Captain Amarinder Singh cracks the whip too

The CM sought a detailed report from the Department of Environment on the inquiry initiated into the incident, which had damaged aquatic life and polluted the river waters.

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Contribute to social security fund: Amarinder to industry

The government had set up fund to provide social security pensions to widows, poor and physically challenged. The government intends to collect Rs 1,350 crore annually by levying social security cess on petrol, diesel and power.

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Known Laddi for long…man with clean heart: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

“Every vote for Laddi would be a vote for the future of Punjab as the Congress is the only party that can bring the state’s progress back on track and believes in implementing every single poll promise in contrast to the Akalis,” he said.

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Sand Mining: Punjab govt set to relax rules, to allow mechanised mining

Amarinder had, on March 6, flown in the government chopper over Sutlej river in Jalandhar and Nawanshahar district. While ariborne, he had witnessed heavy machines like Poclains and JCBs engaged in mining the river bed.

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Punjab: Defiant SHO mocks Captain’s call for police discipline, may get the boot

Inspector Bajwa’s video, wherein he has used unparliamentary language against the CM, is also going viral on various social media platforms.

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Punjab mining panel report with CM: Members in dark, may be treated as ‘individual input’ from Sidhu

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s report on sand mining policy is likely to be taken as his individual input to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and not as the report of the Cabinet sub-committee constituted by the CM.