Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh joins BJP together with former MPs, MLAs
NEW DELHI: Two time Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and a veteran of many political and navy battles, as we speak joined the Bharatiya Janata Celebration in presence of Union Ministers Narendra Tomar and Kiren Rijiju.
Amongst these current included senior leaders Ashwani Sharma, Sunil Jakhar and others. BJP president JP Nadha and Residence Minister Amit Shah who have been anticipated to attend the ceremony failed to show up.
In addition to Capt Amarinder Singh, others who joined the BJP as we speak included former Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti, former MPs Amrik Singh Aliwal, Kewal Singh, former MLAs Prem Mittal, Ms Harchand Kaur, Harjinder Thekedar, Balbir Rani Sodhi former Punjab Mahila Congress president, Raninder Singh, Beeba Jaya Inder Kaur son and daughter of Captain Amarinder, Nirvan Singh, Kamaljit Saino and Farzana Alam, who was represented by her daughter as she was overseas on the BJP headquarters right here as we speak.
Earlier, Capt Amarinder met union Residence Minister Amit Shah and the BJP president, JP Nadda earlier than becoming a member of the occasion.
Welcoming Capt Amarinder and others into the occasion, Tomar stated, Capt Amarinder had all the time stored nationwide pursuits above the partisan pursuits. He stated, along with his becoming a member of the occasion, BJP shall be strengthened additional in Punjab.
Capt Amarinder expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Residence Minister Amit Shah and the BJP president JP Nadda for reposing belief and confidence in him. He assured that he’ll give in his greatest to strengthen the occasion in Punjab.
Capt Amarinder Singh, a veteran of many political and navy battles, left the Congress final yr after resigning because the Chief Minister. He arrange his personal political outfit, Punjab Lok Congress, which fought February 2022 meeting elections in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Celebration.
Capt Amarinder, is likely one of the hottest and charismatic political leaders within the nation, who carries charisma and instructions numerous respect and affect in Punjab chopping throughout all divides. The Congress realized his significance after the devastating 2022 drubbing and defeat when it was lowered from 82 seats to mere 18.
It goes to Capt Amarinder’s credit score that the Congress might kind authorities in Punjab twice, in 2002 and 2017 after the Operation Bluestar and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. It remained a powerful political power below Capt Amarinder even when it misplaced in 2007 and 2012 when its ballot proportion was nearly the identical as that of the profitable Akali-BJP alliance.
Capt Amarinder combines robust panthic credentials with equally robust nationalistic credentials. He resigned from the parliament and likewise from the Congress in 1984 to protest in opposition to the Operation Bluestar. It was no odd choice to defy somebody like Ms Indira Gandhi. Capt Amarinder was at the moment simply 42, risking his political profession. He once more resigned from the Barnala authorities when police entered Durbar Sahib two years later.
In 2004, Capt Amarinder put his Chief Ministership at stake when he repealed all earlier water sharing agreements within the Punjab meeting to save lots of additional movement of water from Punjab to Haryana. He antagonized his occasion president Ms Sonia Gandhi that point to save lots of Punjab’s waters. She didn’t grant him an viewers for a couple of yr as a disapproval of his choice to save lots of Punjab waters.
Capt Amarinder has equally robust nationalistic credentials. His nationalistic stand on numerous points aside, not many individuals know that Capt Amarinder rejoined the military to battle struggle in opposition to Pakistan in 1964. He had taken untimely retirement owing to household engagements. However as soon as struggle broke out, he rejoined the military and was in motion within the western entrance, the precise theatre of struggle and motion, as ADC to the military commander Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh.
No marvel there may be numerous optimism and expectation among the many BJP’s rank and file over his becoming a member of the occasion. Capt Amarinder has been probably the most admired chief among the many BJP supporters when he was not within the BJP.
Capt Amarinder’s credentials and charisma coupled with nice expectations the BJP has raised, will certainly alter the political stability and equations in Punjab forward of the essential 2024 Normal Elections.