Congress Selects Amarinder Singh as CM Candidate for Punjab

Dr. Manmohan Singh with Amarinder Singh
Dr. Manmohan Singh with Amarinder Singh

Today, Punjab is standing on the brink of a socio-economic disaster because of massive corruption in the state.

By Rakesh Raman

After a long dithering, Congress said today that Amarinder Singh will be its chief ministerial candidate (CM) for the upcoming Punjab election.

The announcement was made today by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi who was campaigning in the state.

The selection of Amarinder Singh would have come as a shock for Navjot Singh Sidhu who had recently joined Congress with the hope that he would be the party’s CM candidate in Punjab, although Sidhu has maintained that he will follow the decision of the top party leaders.

The main fight of Congress in the electon will be with the ruling SAD-BJP alliance. Although Delhi-based Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is also in the fray, it will find it difficult to woo the voters because of AAP’s poor performance in Delhi.

[ Also Visit: Save Punjab – Punjab Election News 2017 ]

Today, Punjab is standing on the brink of a socio-economic disaster because of massive corruption in the state. Rahul Gandhi said it is not possible to do any work in Punjab without bribing Badals – the current rulers in the state.

Besides corruption, the people of Punjab are facing a slew of other problems such as industrial sickness, unemployment, drug addiction, lawlessness, and so on.

The election for the 117-member Punjab Legislative Assembly will be held on February 4, 2017.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and social scientist. You also can visit the REAL VOTER – Politics in India Information Center that he manages.

Photo courtesy: Congress

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