Captain Amarinder Singh likely to meet BJP’s JP Nadda and Amit Shah

Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is scheduled to visit Delhi. On this visit he is speculated to meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital, media reports said.

Captain had resigned his post of CM after the Punjab MLAs had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to replace him. He termed it as ‘humiliation’ and said he won’t tolerate it anymore. On the same day he handed over his resignation to the Governor.

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale had extended an invitation to Captain Singh to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and said he should quit Congress which humiliated him.

Speaking to ANI, Athawale had said that Singh can be of good use to bring the NDA to power in Punjab after the Assembly polls next year. “I would like to ask Captain Amarinder Singh what is the use of staying in a party which has humiliated you. I request him to leave the Congress party and join the NDA led by Narendra Modi,” he said.

The feud began when in July, the Congress party appointed Navjot Sidhu as its Punjab Chief even though Captain Amarinder Singh was not happy with the decision. Following this, in August, four ministers and approximately two dozen party legislators raised complaints against Amarinder Singh which pointed out a fact that they did not believe in him anymore.

Previously Amarinder Singh said that he has no intentions to leave Congress and will take a decision in future if any. Several media reports also said that Sonia Gandhi had told Captain to resign and therefore the emergency meeting was schedule in the evening. The meeting which will be held at 5pm will now decide who will become the new Chief Minister of Punjab.

After his resignation, BJP leaders including Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij and party national general secretary Tarun Chugh had invited Captain to join hands with BJP.

Not only, Amarinder Singh, but all nationalist forces in Punjab should join hands “to defeat the gameplan of the Congress”, Vij had said.

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