Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress To Merge With BJP

Amarinder Singh

On his arrival from London reports suggest Amarinder Singh all set to merge with the BJP.

Chandigarh: Amarinder Singh, who left the Congress last year, is predicted to shortly join the BJP, according to sources.

The former chief minister, who is 89 years old, is in London for back surgery. After his arrival the next week, he’ll likely combine his Punjab Lok Congress party with the BJP.

Following his operations on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Amarinder Singh.

After being ousted as Chief Minister the previous year, Amarinder Singh, well known as “Captain,” left the Congress, his party of fifty years.

In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, the party’s leader, Mr. Singh said that the administration had degraded him three times and that he was near his breaking point. The 89-year-old also emphasized that politics was still in heart and that he was not yet out of the woods.

When he first announced his own party, the three-time chief minister maintained he was not joining the BJP, as many other dissatisfied Congress officials had done recently.

Which was followed by his alliance with the BJP in the Punjab polls in April and May.

Singh was defeated in his bid for the Patiala seat and even lost his deposit.

Sunil Jakhar, the former head of the Punjab Congress, is one of several top Congress figures who have defected from the party and joined the BJP in Punjab since the election.

Preneet Kaur, the wife of Amarinder however, remains in Patiala as a Congress MP.

Former Union minister Preneet Kaur is also said to have pushed the BJP to run her daughter Jai Inder Kaur from her Lok Sabha seat.

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