STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Amarinder to fight from Patiala in 2022 Punjab assembly polls

Amarinder had resigned as MLA in 2014 after being elected from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

Published: 22nd November 2021 12:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2021 12:34 AM   |  A+A-

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Amarinder Singh. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh announced that he will fight from Patiala seat in the 2022 assembly elections.

"I will fight elections from Patiala only," he posted on his 'Punjab Da Captain' Facebook page on Saturday.

"Patiala has been with us for the last 400 years and I will not leave it for the sake of (Navjot) Sidhu," he added.

The Patiala assembly seat has been the family bastion of the former chief minister.

He had represented the seat four times -- 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017.

Amarinder had resigned as MLA in 2014 after being elected from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

His wife Preneet Kaur then contested from Patiala and represented the seat for three years.

He had also in April dared Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu to contest from Patiala, saying that the latter would lose his security deposit.

Amarinder resigned as the Punjab chief minister in September amid a bitter power tussle with Sidhu.

Charanjit Singh Channi had replaced Amarinder Singh.

After his unceremonious exit from the state government, Amarinder had said that he would pit a strong candidate against Sidhu in the 2022 assembly polls to ensure his defeat.

Amarinder, who named his political party as the Punjab Lok Congress, is hoping for a seat arrangement with the BJP for the upcoming elections.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp