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Amarinder Singh

15th Chief Minister of Punjab, India

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Amarinder Singh: 15th Chief Minister of Punjab, India
Amarinder Singh, known publicly as Captain Amarinder Singh, is an Indian politician, military historian, former royal and former veteran who served as the 15th Chief Minister of Punjab. A former Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala, he was also the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, the state division of the Indian National Congress. He has also previously served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007. His father was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala. He has also served in the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966. In 1980, he won a seat in the Lok Sabha for the first time. As of February 2021, Singh also serves as the chairman of the Punjab Urdu Academy. Captain Singh resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab on 18 September 2021.

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Punjab election 2022: Congress could not overcome anti-incumbency of 4.5 years under Amarinder Singh, says Randeep Surjewala


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Who is AAP's Ajit Pal Singh Kohli, the man who trumped Maharaja of Patiala, Captain Amarinder Singh?

However, the Maharaja of Patiala was trumped by AAP's Ajit Pal Singh Kohli by nearly 20,000 votes.
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Amarinder accepts defeat in Assembly polls, congratulates AAP on victory

Former chief minister and Punjab Lok Congress president Amarinder Singh on Thursday accepted his defeat and congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party for the victory in the state Assembly polls. Amarinder..
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Prominent losers: Channi, Amarinder, Sidhu, Badals - the mighty bite the dust in Punjab as AAP heading towards poll sweep


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Punjab Elections 2022 Results LIVE: Capt Amarinder Singh breaks silence after losing from Patiala

The former CM, who won the 2017 Assembly elections for Congress, lost to AAP rival Ajit Pal Singh.
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Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 Results: Amarinder Singh loses

Amarinder Singh from Punjab Lok Congress loses in Punjab Assembly Elections 2022.
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Punjab CM Channi meets Amit Shah, discusses Bhakra Beas Management Board issue

Earlier in the day, former Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh also met Amit Shah on Monday.
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Punjab Elections: Former CM Capt Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah, claims alliance did well in polls

Former Chief Minister said that his meeting with Union Home Minister in Delhi was to discuss Punjab in general and had nothing to do about elections.
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PM Narendra Modi hosts Sikh leaders, says country wasn’t born in 1947

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Amarinder removed as CM as he refused free power to the poor: Rahul Gandhi

"I will tell you why was Capt Amarinder Singh removed as the CM of Punjab. It is because he did not agree to provide free electricity to the poor people. He said I have a contract with the Power..
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‘Space for dissent in Congress shrinking due to Gandhis’ hold’: Ex-minister quits party

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Difficult fight for parties in Punjab: Amarinder


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Amarinder Singh replaced as his government was being run by BJP from Delhi, says Priyanka Gandhi


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Punjab Elections: BJP releases manifesto, promises to waive off farmer debts

The BJP is fighting in alliance with former CM Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).
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Election round-up: Yogi targets Akhilesh and Jayant; was 1st choice for CM post after Amarinder's exit, says Jakhar


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Punjab elections 2022: 42 MLAs wanted me to be CM after Amarinder Singh, says Congress' Sunil Jakhar

Ahead of the Punjab polls, Congress leader Sunil Jakhar has claimed that the majority of the MLAs wanted him to become the chief minister.
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Election round-up: Prime Minister Modi hits out at SP in first virtual rally; Badal, Amarinder file nomination papers


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Punjab: Ex-India cricketer Dinesh Mongia, 2 sitting Congress MLAs join BJP

A day after the formal announcement of alliance among BJP, former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, former Akali Dal veteran, several prominent faces from the state, including former..
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PM likely to address rally in Punjab on January 5, may share stage with Amarinder


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Punjab polls: BJP, Captain’s party and Dhindsa’s SAD will have common manifesto

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Formed coalition in interest of national security, Punjab's progress: Amarinder


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BJP, Capt Amarinder Singh, SAD (Sanyukt) join hands for Punjab polls

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BJP formally announces alliance with Amarinder, Dhindsa's party for Punjab elections


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Serious threat to Punjab's peace & security that govt is brushing aside: Amarinder after Ludhiana blast


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'You reap what you sow': Captain Amarinder Singh takes a dig at former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh took a dig at Congress leader Harish Rawat's "hands being tied" tweet ahead of Uttarakhand polls.
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'No justification for killings': Captain Amarinder Singh condemns lynching of sacrilege accused

Captain Amarinder Singh has spoken out against the lynching of the two men who were accused of sacrilege in Punjab.
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Punjab MLA Sodhi, close to Amarinder, quits Congress for BJP


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Veteran Punjab Congress leader Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi joins BJP

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Sitting at home, licking feet of PM Modi: Navjot Sidhu lashes out at Amarinder Singh


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Amarinder attacks Channi, Sidhu after Pakistani drone spotted near border


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Captain Amarinder Singh announces alliance with BJP for Punjab Assembly elections

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Punjab polls: Amarinder Singh formally announces alliance with BJP


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Amarinder congratulates farmers over ‘triumphant' culmination of anti-farm laws stir


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Amarinder, SAD question Maken's appointment to key poll panel of Congress

Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday questioned the Congress over the appointment of Ajay Maken as the chief of its key panel for the state Assembly polls, alleging that the leader's..
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Punjab polls: BJP's state in-charge Shekhawat discusses strategy with Amarinder Singh

Days after Union home minister Amit Shah made clear that the BJP was actively looking at an electoral tie-up with former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh..
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Punjab polls: Amarinder, Shekhawat likely to meet on Tuesday


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Amarinder, Badals secretly working on seat-sharing pact: Channi

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday accused his predecessor Amarinder Singh and the Shiromani Akali Dal of being secretly engaged in a seat-sharing exercise ahead of the Assembly..
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Amarinder slams Channi govt, says corruption up in past two months

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday slammed the Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government, alleging that corruption has increased in the past two months in the state.
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Punjab polls 2022: Amarinder says seat adjustment with BJP, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa's party soon


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