Captain Amarinder Singh, who has announced to leave the party amid the ongoing discord in Punjab Congress, may soon announce a new party. Amid the ongoing political tussle in Punjab just ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, sources have said that Captain Amarinder Singh may form a new political party within the next fortnight (15 days). It is believed that there are a dozen Congress leaders in his contact, who, like him, are angry with the Congress high command.
India Today quoted sources as saying that around a dozen Congress leaders are in touch with Captain Amarinder Singh. At present, Captain Amarinder Singh is also discussing with his supporters about the next step. Amarinder Singh is also likely to meet some farmer leaders from Punjab. Let us tell you that on Wednesday, Amarinder Singh had met Amit Shah, after which the speculation about his joining the BJP got air.
Capt Amarinder Singh clarified that he is not joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after his resignation as the Chief Minister of Punjab. However, he has also said that he is leaving the Congress as he is not facing so much humiliation. After his meeting with Amit Shah on Wednesday, the Captain said that he had a discussion with the Home Minister regarding farmer laws.
Clarifying on Thursday, Captain Amarinder said, “As of now I am in Congress but will not be in Congress.” I will not allow this kind of treatment to happen to me. Amarinder Singh also said that he will not allow Navjot Singh Sidhu to win the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections at any cost. Meanwhile, Congress has also tried to contact Amarinder Singh. Senior party leaders Ambika Soni and Kamal Nath are constantly trying to talk to Amarinder. However, while living in Delhi, the Captain has also given a clear message by not meeting party President Sonia Gandhi and meeting BJP leaders.
Captain had resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab on September 18 at the behest of the Congress high command. After this, he expressed his displeasure openly, which intensified speculation that he might possibly join the BJP. Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu also added to the troubles of the Congress by resigning from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief.