Articles about Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh, popularly known as Captain Amarinder Singh is the former Chief Minister of Punjab. He is also a military veteran and writer. He was born on March 11, 1942, to the ninth and last Maharaja of Princely State of Patiala Sir Yadavindra Singh of the Phulkian dynasty. He studied in The Doon School and was a childhood friend of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. After graduating from the prestigious National Defense Academy, he joined the Sikh regiment of the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966. He also participated in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965. He began his political career in 1980 by entering Lok Sabha as a Congress MP from Patiala. He parted ways with Congress in 1984 as a result of Operation Blue Star. In 1984, he was inducted as a minister under the Shiromani Akali Dal government. In 1992, after splitting with Shiromani Akali Dal, he formed his own party Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) which merged with Congress in 1998. He was an MLA from the Patiala constituency. He served as a member of the Punjab legislative assembly for five terms. He was the President of the Punjab Congress from 1999-2002, 2010-2013, and 2015-2017. He served as the chief minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007 and from 2017 till September 2021. He resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab on September 18, 2021. A profound writer, Singh has also authored five books on wars and Sikh history.
19 Nov 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appreciated the central government's announcement to repeal the contentious farm laws.
02 Nov 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has resigned from the Congress party.
01 Nov 2021India
Punjab's Advocate-General APS Deol resigned on Monday barely one month after his appointment to the post.
27 Oct 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday reiterated he will float a new political party.
22 Oct 2021Politics
Punjab Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa on Friday called for a probe into former state CM Amarinder Singh's journalist friend Aroosa Alam over her alleged links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
21 Oct 2021Politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to ally with former state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the upcoming state elections.
20 Oct 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has declared that he will float a new political party, months ahead of next year's state Assembly elections.
18 Oct 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday.
03 Oct 2021Politics
Targeting the Indian National Congress over the political crisis in Punjab, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday slammed the party, saying that it is "compromising on national security for petty, personal, or political gains of few people."
02 Oct 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is gearing up to launch his own political party, two weeks after he was ousted from the top post, sources told the media.
01 Oct 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hit back at his Congress party colleague Harish Rawat.
30 Sep 2021India
Indian football team's goalkeeper Amrinder Singh on Thursday urged the media to not mistakenly tag him instead of former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Twitter.
30 Sep 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he will not be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
29 Sep 2021Politics
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter's residence in Delhi.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called Navjot Singh Sidhu an "unstable man" after the latter dramatically resigned as Punjab Congress chief.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi allocated portfolios to his ministers on Tuesday.
21 Sep 2021Politics
The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.
After taking oath as Punjab's new Chief Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi urged the Centre to withdraw the farm laws on Monday.
The BJP alleged on Monday that the Congress has made Charanjit Singh Channi Punjab chief minister for a few months merely to grab Dalit votes as part of its conspiracy, and cited previous instances of the party giving the key position to a leader from the community only for a short tenure.
Charanjit Singh Channi today took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab.
The Indian National Congress has picked Charanjit Singh Channi to be the new Chief Minister of Punjab.
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has reportedly proposed the name of Sukhjinder Randhawa for the position of Punjab Chief Minister after the surprise exit of Captain Amarinder Singh. The final decision rests with the party's high command.
After the surprise exit of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, speculations are rife about who will succeed him as the CM of the poll-bound state.
18 Sep 2021Politics
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today submitted his resignation from the post after meeting state Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
16 Sep 2021India
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to be on high alert after a Pakistan-backed terror module was busted in the state.
06 Sep 2021India
Around 8,000 contractual employees of the state-owned Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) on Monday went on an indefinite strike, demanding regularization of their jobs.
02 Sep 2021Politics
Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat on Thursday conceded that "all is not well" in the party's state unit, hinting at a brewing power tussle ahead of Assembly elections.
27 Aug 2021Politics
Malvinder Singh Mali on Friday quit as an advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu amid a controversy over his remarks.
26 Aug 2021Politics
Trouble seems to be mounting for Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party's Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat called for the removal of his advisors.
25 Aug 2021Politics
Indian National Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat reiterated on Wednesday that the party will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
24 Aug 2021Politics
Trouble is mounting again in Punjab as dozens of MLAs and ministers have openly revolted against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, seeking his replacement ahead of Assembly elections next year.
23 Aug 2021Politics
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday summoned his advisors Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg to his Patiala residence amid a controversy over their recent remarks.
14 Aug 2021India
The Punjab government on Saturday announced that from Monday the state will allow entry to only those who are either fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR report.
11 Aug 2021Sports
Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Tuesday said the state government will honor Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra and Tokyo Games medal winners and participants from Punjab with cash awards worth Rs. 32.67 crore at a felicitation function on August 12.
05 Aug 2021Politics
Ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, political strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as the Principal Advisor to state Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
30 Jul 2021Politics
A deceased Congress worker in Punjab has left behind a voice note demanding justice from newly-appointed state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
23 Jul 2021India
Three Congress party workers were killed in a bus accident in Moga district of Punjab this morning, reports said.
18 Jul 2021Politics
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Sunday appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President after days of high drama.