As per multiple reports, current Punjab CM, Capt. Amarinder Singh has resigned from Cheif Minister of Punjab, amid tussle between the party leaders in Punjab. Harish Rawat, Punjab Congress in-charge had tweeted on Friday that, a Congress legislative party meeting will be held on Saturday at the PPCC headquarters in Chandigarh.
According to reports, Congress party wants a Hindu face for the Chief Minister post in Punjab, as they have already appointed senior leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, a Punjabi face for the party president post. And Capt. Amarinder Singh is refusing to accept the offer and said that, he would, instead, resign from the party.
Former Punjab Congress president, Sunil Jakhar is likely to be the next CM of Punab.
In 2017, after the assembly elections in Punjab, Congress was in majority and Capt. Amarinder Singh became the Chief Minister of the Punjab. Here, let’s have a look on his political career.
Captain Amarinder Singh’s life before politics:
After graduating from the National defence Academy, Capt. Singh joined the Indian Army in 1963 and served until 1965. He also served as Captain in 1965 Indo-Pak war.
Political Journey of Capt. Amarinder Singh:
In 1980, Capt. Amarinder Singh was introduced into Congress Party by the former Prime Minister and his school friend Rajiv Gandhi and was first elected to the Lok Sabha. In 1984, he resigned from the party and parliament to protest against Operation Blue Star. In same year he joined Akali Dal and became an MLA from Talwandi Sabo.
In 1992, Captain resigned from Akali Dal and formed his own party named Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic). Later in 1998, he merged his party with Congress, as he was defeated in his own constituency and got only 856 votes.
In 1999, Capt. Singh was appointed as the President of Punjab Congress and became the Chief Minister of Punjab in 2002, which he served till 2007.
In 2015, he became the President of Punjab Congress again. Later in 2016, capt. resigned from the Lok Sabha and fully dedicated himself to Punjab assembly elections.
On March 2016, he became the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab. As per reports Capt. Amarinder Singh has resigned ahead of party meets in Chandigarh.