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Amarinder Singh says will launch his own party, open to seat arrangement with BJP

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. File   | Photo Credit: ANI

Ahead of the 2022 Assembly election, former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced the launch his political party, saying that an alliance with the BJP was possible, if the ongoing farmers’ protest against agriculture laws was resolved.

Capt.(retd.) Amarinder, who resigned last month, citing humiliation in the Congress, said his party will work towards forming alliances with like-minded parties including breakaway Akali Dal groups.

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“The battle for Punjab’s future is on. Will soon announce the launch of my own political party to serve the interests of Punjab & its people, including our farmers who’ve been fighting for their survival for over a year,” said Capt. (retd.)Amarinder, quoted by his media advisor Raveen Thkural on Twitter.

In another tweet, he said” “Hopeful of a seat arrangement with @BJP4India in 2022 Punjab Assembly polls if #FarmersProtest is resolved in farmers’ interest. Also looking at alliance with like-minded parties such as breakaway Akali groups, particularly Dhindsa & Brahmpura factions”

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“I will not rest till I can secure the future of my people and my state. Punjab needs political stability and protection from internal & external threats. I promise my people I will do what it takes to ensure its peace and security, which is today at stake,” added another tweet.

After the Congress high command had forced him into resigning from his post, the two-time Chief Minister made had it clear that he would explore and exercise his political option at an appropriate time.

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