Amarinder Singh reveals name of his party as Punjab Lok Congress; resigns from Congress

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Updated: November 02, 2021 5:45 PM

Amarinder Singh had earlier announced to float his new party and said that he will contest all 117 seats in the state.

have today sent my resignation to Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation, said Amarinder Singh.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today resigned from the Congress party officially by sending his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi. Amarinder Singh also revealed the name of his new party as Punjab Lok Congress and said that its registration is pending with the Election Commission.

“I have today sent my resignation to Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the Election Commission of India. The party symbol will be approved later,” said Amarinder Singh.

“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 Navjot Singh Sidhu who had publicaly hugged the Pakistani Army Chief Gen Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, as the president of the Punjab Congress Committee,” said Singh in his letter to Sonia Gandhi.

The former Punjab CM said said Sidhu’s only accomplishment is that he abuse Singh publicly.

“…the most egregious act was the midnight conspiracy carried out against me at your and your children’s behest by calling a CLP meeting over my head in the dead of the night and that too through Twitter,” said Singh.

He said that attempts were made to belittle and humiliate a ‘soldier’.

Amarinder Singh had earlier announced to float his new party and said that he will contest all 117 seats in the state. Singh had quit as the Punjab chief minister in September amid a bitter power tussle with state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu.

A few days ago, Singh had dismissed reports of back channel talks with the Congress as incorrect, saying the time for rapprochement was over and his decision to leave the grand old party was final.

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