Captain Amrinder Singh is one of the well-known names in Indian politics. Captain Amrinder Singh is in India’s oldest political party, India National Congress. At this time, He is the twenty-sixth Chief Minister of Punjab. He won the election from Patiala seat in the Punjab Assembly elections to be held this year. He made his own history in the politics of Punjab.
His party won a majority by winning a total of 77 seats out of 117 Legislative Assembly seats in Punjab. In addition to being the Chief Minister of Punjab recently, Captain Amrinder Singh is also the President of the Punjab Committee of the Indian National Congress. He was once the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007.
Facts of Captain Amrinder Singh
|Date of Birth||11 March 1942|
|Party name||Indian National Congress|
|Schooling||Doon School, Dehradun|
|Net Worth||85 crore|
Family Introduction of Captain Amrinder Singh
His wife’s name is Preneet Kaur, who has been a Lok Sabha MP, and has also worked in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India during the year 2009-2014. His sister Heminder Kaur is married to former foreign minister K. Natwar Singh. He was also associated with Shiromani Akali Dal for some time. The wife of Akali Dal supremo and former IPS officer Simranjit Mann and the wife of Captain Amarinder Singh are both sisters. They have a son Raninder Singh and a daughter Jai Inder Singh, who is married to Delhi-based businessman Gurpal Singh.
Army career of Captain Amrinder Singh
After completing his schooling, he turned to Doon School in Dehradun and did his further studies from there. Later, he joined the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military School. After graduating from the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy in 1963, he joined the Indian Army. He contributed to the Indo-Pak war in 1965, where he was the captain of the Sikh Regiment.
The political career of Captain Amrinder Singh
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was his friend in school in India. Rajiv Gandhi won the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in 1980. Rajiv Gandhi brought Captain Amrinder Singh to the political corridors. He included them in the Indian National Congress. In 1984, he resigned from the Congress party in protest against the army action of the then Indian Prime Minister, Operation Blue Star.
Soon after that, he joined the Akali Dal, the regional political party of Punjab and went ahead with his political career by winning the elections from Talwandi assembly seat. After winning the election from Akali Dal, he was in the Agriculture and Forest Ministry of Punjab Government. In 1992, he left the Akali Dal and immediately formed his own party, the Shiromani Akali Dal. This party could not do anything special and was badly beaten in the upcoming assembly. Captain Amrinder Singh himself could get only 856 votes from his constituency. Frustrated by his defeat, Captain Amrinder Singh merged this party with the Congress in 1998.
For the first time, he was the Congress President of Punjab State from 1999 to 2002. In 2002, Captain Amrinder Singh also became the Chief Minister of Punjab. After that from 2010 to 2013, he was again the President of Punjab Congress.
In 2008, Captain Amrinder Singh was appointed the chairman of the Punjab Congress Campaign. He continued to be called in the Congress Working Committee till 2013. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he defeated the BJP candidate and the then Finance Minister by nearly one lakh votes. Apart from this, he was a member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly five times, in which he reached the Punjab Legislative Assembly by winning elections from Patiala, once from Samana, and once from Talwandi Sobo.
On 27 November 2015, Congress allowed Captain Amrinder Singh to take over the reins of the Punjab Assembly elections to be held in 2017. On 11 March 2017, the Congress party won the assembly elections under his leadership. On 16 March 2017, he took oath as the twenty-sixth Chief Minister of Punjab but Captain Amrinder Singh resigned from the post of Chief Minister on 18 September 2021 due to infighting in the party.
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