Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Amarinder Singh met Union minister and BJP Punjab-in charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi. Captain Amarinder Singh took to his Twitter and wrote, “Met union minister & @BJP4India incharge for Punjab, Shri @gssjodhpur in New Delhi today to chalk out future course of action ahead of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections. We have formally announced a seat adjustment with the BJP for the 2022 Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections.”
Shekhawat also tweeted about his meeting with Amarinder Singh. He wrote, “Captain Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab and founder of Punjab Lok Congress, visited Delhi residence today. His long political experience is reflected in his discussions. He is in favour of the people’s interests in Punjab. We had a pleasant exchange of views in this regard.”
Amarinder singh after resigning as chief minister of Punjab formed Punjab Lok Congress in November. He quit Congress. A few days ago, Shekhawat also met Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh and asserted that both BJP and Punjab Lok Congress have same ideology.
Amarinder Singh submitted his resignation to Sonia Gandhi and in his letter, he wrote, “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 Navjyot Singh Sindhu who had publicly hugged the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, as the President of the Punjab Congress Committee.”
He further added, “I actually felt deeply hurt by your conduct and that of your children who I still deeply love as much as my own children, having known their father, since we were in school together since 1954, which is for 67 years now.”