Days after stepping down as the chief minister of Punjab, veteran Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh was seen arriving at Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence in New Delhi on Wednesday.
File photo of Captain Amarinder Singh | PTI
Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh was seen arriving at Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s official residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting underway at 6A, Krishna Menon Marg, is still unknown.
The unusual visit comes at a time when speculation is rife that Captain Amarinder Singh (79) might consider an offer to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Responding to unconfirmed reports of such an offer, Captain Amarinder Singh had told India Today on Tuesday that he did not intend to meet any political leaders during his trip to the national capital.
I have come to Delhi to vacate the Kapurthala House for the new chief minister (Charanjit Singh Channi), Captain Singh had said.
In the wake of his resignation as the chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh made a number of public statements hinting that he felt he had been “humiliated” by the Congress party’s national leadership.
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2021
Veteran Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister of Punjab earlier this month following a prolonged tussle with state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
At the time of stepping down as chief minister months ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections, Captain Singh had told the media that he would continue to remain with the Congress party.
However, while opposing the possibility of Navjot Singh Sidhu being projected as the Congress party’s chief ministerial candidate, Captain Amarinder Singh had said that he would soon announce a major decision.
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