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.

Farm laws' repeal: Amarinder Singh to ally with Punjab BJP

19 Nov 2021

Politics
Farm laws' repeal: Amarinder Singh to ally with Punjab BJP

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appreciated the central government's announcement to repeal the contentious farm laws.

Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces new party's name

02 Nov 2021

Politics
Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress, announces new party's name

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has resigned from the Congress party.

Punjab Advocate-General APS Deol quits after row over his appointment

01 Nov 2021

India
Punjab Advocate-General APS Deol quits after row over his appointment

Punjab's Advocate-General APS Deol resigned on Monday barely one month after his appointment to the post.

Will fight all 117 seats; several Congressmen joining us: Amarinder

27 Oct 2021

Politics
Will fight all 117 seats; several Congressmen joining us: Amarinder

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday reiterated he will float a new political party.

Will probe Amarinder Singh's friend's ISI connection: Punjab Home Minister

22 Oct 2021

Politics
Will probe Amarinder Singh's friend's ISI connection: Punjab Home Minister

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).

BJP accepts Amarinder Singh's 'friend request' for poll alliance

21 Oct 2021

Politics
BJP accepts Amarinder Singh's 'friend request' for poll alliance

The Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to ally with former state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for the upcoming state elections.

Amarinder to launch party. Will he team up with BJP?

20 Oct 2021

Politics
Amarinder to launch party. Will he team up with BJP?

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.

Amarinder Singh's meeting with Amit Shah; farmers' protest on agenda

18 Oct 2021

Politics
Amarinder Singh's meeting with Amit Shah; farmers' protest on agenda

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday.

'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

03 Oct 2021

Politics
'Congress compromising national security,' Piyush Goyal on Punjab crisis

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."

Amarinder Singh to float own party; may partner with BJP

02 Oct 2021

Politics
Amarinder Singh to float own party; may partner with BJP

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.

'Blatant lies': Amarinder Singh hits back at Harish Rawat, Congress

01 Oct 2021

Politics
'Blatant lies': Amarinder Singh hits back at Harish Rawat, Congress

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hit back at his Congress party colleague Harish Rawat.

'Stop tagging me'; footballer Amrinder Singh confused for ex-Punjab CM

30 Sep 2021

India
'Stop tagging me'; footballer Amrinder Singh confused for ex-Punjab CM

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.

Not joining BJP, just leaving Congress: Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

30 Sep 2021

Politics
Not joining BJP, just leaving Congress: Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he will not be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.

After quitting as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

29 Sep 2021

Politics
After quitting as Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the latter's residence in Delhi.

Punjab: Amarinder Singh reaches Delhi; calls Sidhu 'unstable man'

28 Sep 2021

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Punjab: Amarinder Singh reaches Delhi; calls Sidhu 'unstable man'

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 CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

28 Sep 2021

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Punjab CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi allocated portfolios to his ministers on Tuesday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

28 Sep 2021

Politics
Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the chief of Punjab Congress, merely two months after taking charge of the top job.

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

21 Sep 2021

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Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

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.

'Withdraw farm laws'; Punjab's new CM to Centre after oath-taking

20 Sep 2021

Politics
'Withdraw farm laws'; Punjab's new CM to Centre after oath-taking

After taking oath as Punjab's new Chief Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi urged the Centre to withdraw the farm laws on Monday.

Congress made Channi Punjab CM to grab Dalit votes: BJP

20 Sep 2021

Politics
Congress made Channi Punjab CM to grab Dalit votes: BJP

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 takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

20 Sep 2021

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Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

Charanjit Singh Channi today took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab.

Charanjit Singh Channi to succeed Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM

19 Sep 2021

Politics
Charanjit Singh Channi to succeed Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM

The Indian National Congress has picked Charanjit Singh Channi to be the new Chief Minister of Punjab.

Congress committee proposes Sukhjinder Randhawa's name for Punjab CM

19 Sep 2021

Politics
Congress committee proposes Sukhjinder Randhawa's name for Punjab CM

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 Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

19 Sep 2021

Politics
After Amarinder Singh quits, who will be next Punjab CM?

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.

Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

18 Sep 2021

Politics
Amarinder Singh quits as Punjab CM amid pressure from Congress

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today submitted his resignation from the post after meeting state Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

High alert in Punjab after Pakistan-backed terror module gets busted

16 Sep 2021

India
High alert in Punjab after Pakistan-backed terror module gets busted

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.

Contractual employees of Punjab Roadways, PRTC launch indefinite strike

06 Sep 2021

India
Contractual employees of Punjab Roadways, PRTC launch indefinite strike

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.

All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

02 Sep 2021

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All is not well in Punjab Congress, says Harish Rawat

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.

Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

27 Aug 2021

Politics
Navjot Singh Sidhu's advisor quits amid row over Kashmir remarks

Malvinder Singh Mali on Friday quit as an advisor to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu amid a controversy over his remarks.

If Sidhu doesn't remove advisors, Congress will: Harish Rawat

26 Aug 2021

Politics
If Sidhu doesn't remove advisors, Congress will: Harish Rawat

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.

2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Congress' Harish Rawat

25 Aug 2021

Politics
2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Congress' Harish Rawat

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.

Punjab: CM faces revolt; ministers, MLAs say they've 'lost faith'

24 Aug 2021

Politics
Punjab: CM faces revolt; ministers, MLAs say they've 'lost faith'

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.

Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

23 Aug 2021

Politics
Amarinder Singh warns Sidhu's advisors after controversial Indira Gandhi sketch

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.

Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

14 Aug 2021

India
Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

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.

Neeraj, Olympians from Punjab to be honored at felicitation function

11 Aug 2021

Sports
Neeraj, Olympians from Punjab to be honored at felicitation function

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.

Prashant Kishor resigns as Punjab CM's advisor ahead of polls

05 Aug 2021

Politics
Prashant Kishor resigns as Punjab CM's advisor ahead of polls

Ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, political strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as the Principal Advisor to state Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Schools reopen in Punjab for all classes

02 Aug 2021

India
Schools reopen in Punjab for all classes

Schools for all classes reopened in Punjab on Monday, with physical classes resuming after a gap of a few months for pre-primary levels.

Punjab Congress worker leaves behind note for Sidhu before suicide

30 Jul 2021

Politics
Punjab Congress worker leaves behind note for Sidhu before suicide

A deceased Congress worker in Punjab has left behind a voice note demanding justice from newly-appointed state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

3 Congress workers, headed to Sidhu's swearing-in, died in accident

23 Jul 2021

India
3 Congress workers, headed to Sidhu's swearing-in, died in accident

Three Congress party workers were killed in a bus accident in Moga district of Punjab this morning, reports said.

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

18 Jul 2021

Politics
Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Sunday appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President after days of high drama.

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