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Captain Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress

Amarinder Singh also announced the name of his new party as 'Punjab Lok Congress’.

By: Express Web Desk | Chandigarh |
Updated: November 2, 2021 5:32:34 pm
Amarinder Singh, Captain Amarinder Singh, Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab, Punjab Cong, Punjab CongressCaptain Amarinder Singh (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has resigned from the Congress. He also revealed the name of his new party as ‘Punjab Lok Congress’.

In a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Singh said, “Despite my profound reservations and over the unanimous advice of almost all the MPs from Punjab, you chose to appoint an acolyte of the Pakistani deep state Navjyot Singh Sindhu who had publicly hugged the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, as the President of the Punjab Congress Committee.”

“I actually felt deeply hurt by your conduct and that of your children who I still deeply love as much as my own children, having known their father, since we were in school together since 1954, which is for 67 years now,” he further noted in the letter.

“I hereby tender my resignation from the Indian National Congress in the interest of my state and my country,” Singh stated.

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Few days back, the former Punjab CM had tweeted through his media adviser to say: “Reports of back-end talks with @INCIndia are incorrect. The time for rapprochement is over. The decision to part ways with party was taken after much thought and is final. I’m grateful to #SoniaGandhi ji for her support, but will not stay in Congress now’: @capt_amarinder”.

He also went on to reiterate that he would launch his own party soon. “I will soon launch my own party and will hold talks for seat sharing with @BJP4India, breakaway Akali factions & others for #PunjabElections2022 once farmers’ issue is resolved. I want to build strong collective force in interest of Punjab & its farmers’: @capt_amarinder.”

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First published on: 02-11-2021 at 05:01:42 pm

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