Captain Amarinder Singh: Captain Amarinder Singh, 80-year-old former Chief Minister of Punjab, is going to play a new political innings at this stage of age. In the 1980s, at the behest of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, Captain Amarinder, who knocked in politics, will now be the Bharatiya Janata Party. He will join BJP today. Son Raninder Singh, daughter Jaiinder Kaur, former MLA from Muktar Karan Kaur Brar and former MLA from Bhadaur, Nirmal Singh will also join BJP.
Captain will also merge his party Punjab Lokhit Congress with BJP today. This he made after leaving Congress. The captain had reached Delhi only on Sunday. On Monday, he met BJP President JP Nadda. He has also shared the photo of this meeting on social media. Nadda wished the captain all the best for his new political innings.
Captain will merge his team with another team for the second time
Till some time ago in the politics of Punjab, only two big faces revolved around. One of them was former CM and Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal and the other was Captain Amarinder Singh. Being close to the Gandhi family, Captain had a lot of influence in the Congress. Due to this, he became the Chief Minister of Punjab twice. This time Captain is going to repeat his old history in the state again. This is going to be the second time that he is merging his party with another party.
Amarinder Singh started his political innings with Congress. But due to Operation Blue Storm, he later left the Congress and joined Shiromani Akali Dal. Despite being made a minister in the Akali government, he did not like this place and formed his own party Akali Dal (Panthak) just before the assembly elections in 1992. But he did not get any success in the election. In the 1998 assembly elections, Captain was dreaming of forming the government on the basis of his party. But he had to suffer the most embarrassing defeat of his political career in that election. His party also got beaten up all over Punjab.
Merged his party with Congress in 1998
The captain had understood the reality of his political power. He merged his party with the Congress in the same year i.e. 1998. His closeness to the Gandhi family came in handy and the Congress handed over the command of the state to him in place of former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. In the 2002 assembly elections, the Congress won under the leadership of Captain and he became the Chief Minister for the first time. The Captain is repeating the same incident of history after 22 years. In the recent assembly elections, his party Punjab Lokhit Congress, which contested in alliance with BJP, was a complete flop. Even the captain could not save his seat. He has now decided to merge his party with BJP. Punjab is one of the few states in the country where the presence of BJP is very less. In such a situation, how this decision of the Captain will prove to be for him and the political future of BJP, only time will tell.