Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said his political party will directly fight Navjot Singh Sidhu in the upcoming Punjab polls. He said he will announce the party’s name and symbol after a confirmation from the Election Commission.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will launch a party months before Punjab polls. (File photo)
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh confirmed forming his own political party in Punjab months before the assembly elections. He said he would confirm the party’s name and symbol once the Election Commission gives the go ahead.
“Yes, I am forming the party. I don’t know what its name will be. Let’s wait for the elections commission which will decide the symbol. My lawyers are working on it,” Captain Amarinder Singh said during a press conference on Wednesday.
Amarinder Singh said, “Once the party is announced, I promise, we will fight on all 117 seats…There will be plenty of Congressmen coming here.”
Amarinder Singh, however, ruled out forming an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said his party “will fight from where [Navjot Singh] Sidhu will contest the election”.
“As far as Sidhu (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is concerned, wherever he fights from we will fight him…Congress popularity dropped by 25 per cent after Sidhu became PCC chief,” Amarinder Singh said.
He also said “there’ll be “plenty of Congressmen coming in” [to join his party].
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