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Punjab politics: Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh to join BJP next week

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's party Punjab Lok Congress with the BJP is almost certain. The final decision on this will be taken after the party meeting on Monday.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Punjab: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.The final decision on this will be taken after the party meeting on Monday. According to the party’s spokesperson Pritpal Singh Baliawal, Singh is also likely to merge his party PLC with the BJP on September 19. It is being said that Captain Amarinder Singh will take the primary membership in the presence of National President JP Nadda at the BJP headquarters in Delhi.

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Along with Captain, about 6 to 7 former MLAs of Punjab, son Ran Inder Singh, daughter Jai Inder Kaur, grandson Nirvan Singh will also join BJP. All the close and old associates of Captain Amarinder Singh have been asked by his daughter Jai Inder Kaur to reach Delhi on 19 September. Subscription can also be taken on the same day. Jai Inder Kaur is currently handling the entire political work of Captain.

Recently, Captain Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in North Block of Delhi. After this meeting, speculation about the merger of the party intensified. However, on the question of party merger, the Captain had said that all this is a figment of the imagination. Nothing like this is going to happen.

Let us tell you that before the elections in Punjab, the Captain had to resign from the post of Chief Minister. He had also left the Congress party. After that the Captain formed a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ and formed an alliance with BJP in Punjab. However, the BJP alliance could not get much success in the elections and the AAP government was formed in the state under the leadership of Bhagwant Mann.

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