Amarinder Singh likely to launch his own political party, in touch with loyalists

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Former CM Captain Amarinder Singh's future plan (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Former CM Captain Amarinder Singh's future plan (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : With only a couple of months left for the Assembly Elections in Punjab, reports have emerged claiming that he is likely to launch his own political outfit. The reports also mentioned that an official announcement for the same can be expected during the day.

Nearly a dozen of Congress leaders are in touch with Amarinder Singh. It has also been reported that the Captain is also consulting his loyalists and also holding meetings with the farmer leaders.

According to a report in The Tribune, one of Captain’s aides said, “He is on his way to forming a party, and going by the current state of affairs in the Punjab Congress, certain leaders are expected to join him. There could be a post-poll alliance. Even if the new party wins 40 seats, the political equations will change. A fractured mandate could lead to President’s rule.”

Things are getting murkier for Congress in Punjab as in the last few weeks, a lot of changes have been made including the addition and resignation of the new Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

On Thursday, Amarinder Singh told reporters in New Delhi that he has no plans to return to Congress and also have no thoughts of joining the BJP.

Meanwhile, CM Charanjit Singh Channi had announced that the matter has been resolved with Navjot Singh Sidhu and he will continue as the Punjab Congress chief till the next elections.

The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) is expected to make an announcement in this regard, the sources said.