Amarinder resigns from Congress, announces new party Punjab Lok Congress

Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress and announced his new political party Punjab Lok Congress on Tuesday.
Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh


He sent a seven-page resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, sources said.
Singh had quit as the Punjab chief minister in September amid a bitter power tussle with state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu.
A few days ago, Singh had dismissed reports of backchannel talks with the Congress as incorrect, saying the time for rapprochement was over and his decision to leave the grand old party was final.
He has indicated that he will float a political party ahead of Assembly polls in Punjab.

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