Captain Amarinder Singh, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, attacked his old party Congress fiercely. During the ongoing polling in Punjab for the assembly elections, Amarinder also targeted Punjab Chief Minister Channi. He said that the Congress party would not win more than 20-30 seats in Punjab.
“They (Congress) are worried about what I am able to achieve in Punjab which is going against them. I can guess that Congress will not get more than 20-30 seats,” he said.
Attacking CM Channi and Sidhu, Amarinder Singh said, “What is Charanjit Channi? Is he a magician that in 3 months he can do miracles in Punjab? All credit was given to him in trying to make him a hero before the elections… I think both (Chani and Navjot S Sidhu) are useless.”
According to news agency ANI, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that the Congress will be wiped out from the state in the assembly elections. Speaking to reporters, Amarinder Singh, who quit Congress to form Punjab Lok Congress, said, “I am sure of winning Patiala. I think we will win the elections… They (Congress) live in a different world and They will be wiped out in Punjab.” The founder of Punjab Lok Congress said after casting his vote in Patiala, “Bhagwant Mann is a traitor and he is supporting Arvind Kejriwal.”
The state is witnessing a multi-cornered contest this time with the alliance of Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and former Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress Party.
Capt Amarinder Singh said that over 30 percent of polling was recorded till 1 pm, which is a good sign. “We will see a very good victory in Patiala and adjoining seats. BJP-PLC and Dhindsa Party are getting a good response so what more do we need.”
Congress replaced the captain and made Channi the CM
The Congress, which came to power under Captain Amarinder Singh in the 2017 elections, replaced Amarinder in September last year with Charanjit Singh Channi as the chief minister. Now the Captain has formed his own party and he is contesting the elections in alliance with the BJP. This time the BJP is in the fray with Captain Amarinder Singh’s PLC and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s SAD (United).