Captain Amarinder Singh, the senior Congress leader who stepped down as Punjab Chief Minister just days ago, will travel Delhi on Tuesday to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda, according to reports.
Amarinder Singh’s media advisor, Raveen Thukral, claimed Amarinder Singh was in Delhi on a personal visit. “Too much is read into Amarinder Singh’s visit to Delhi. He’s on a personal visit, during which he’ll meet some friends and also vacate Kapurthala house for the new CM. No need for any unnecessary speculation,” Raveen Thukral said.
After a protracted power battle with state party president Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab’s chief minister with less than five months till the assembly election.
Amarinder Singh claimed after leaving that he felt “humiliated” by the manner the party handled the matter. Navjot Singh Sidhu was also called “incompetent” and “anti-national” by Amarinder Singh. Amarinder Singh was replaced as Punjab Chief Minister by Charanjit Singh Channi.
From 2002 to 2007, Amarinder Singh, a former Army officer, served as Punjab chief minister.
“I will take into account all my supporters, whether in Parliament or Assembly or outside in politics, and then I will make a decision,” Amarinder Singh told media when questioned about his future course of action.
Captain Amarinder Singh remarked when asked if he planned to leave politics. “I am ready for battle. I don’t back down from these types of things. I am the kind of man if someone gives me a hand, I take it. If somebody shows me a fist, I give it back. I am not ready to retire now. I will fight.”