Mumbai: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that he will form the government in Punjab with his allies after winning the upcoming assembly elections.
The remarks were made after meeting Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at his Chandigarh residence.
Singh while speaking to media persons said, “It was a courtesy meeting with Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar. Our membership drive is going great, wait for the time. We (with our allies) will form the government in Punjab.”
Soon after leaving the Congress and stepping down as Chief Minister of Punjab, Singh formed his new party, the Punjab Lok Congress. Assembly elections are to be held in Punjab in 2022.
In the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years. The Aam Aadmi Party has emerged as the second-largest party by winning 20 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) could only manage to win 15 seats while the BJP secured 3 seats.