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Amarinder to hold press conference on Wednesday amid controversy over relations with Pakistani journalist

By ANI

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the announcement of formation of a new political party, Captain Amarinder Singh will address a press conference in Chandigarh on October 27, the media advisor to Captain Raveen Thukral said.

Singh’s media advisor Raveen Thukral tweeted: “Captain Amarinder, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, will address a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday, October 27) at 11 am in Chandigarh. The event will be telecast live on his Facebook page.”

Amarinder Singh, who resigned as chief minister last month and announced that he would quit the Congress, said he would soon announce the launch of his own political party to serve the interests of Punjab and its people.

If the ongoing protest by the farmers’ unions against the three agriculture laws is resolved “in the interest of the farmers”, they expect an alliance with the BJP.

He had resigned ahead of the Congress Legislature Party meeting, which was called amid endless factional fighting in the ruling Congress in the state.

Elections in Punjab are due early next year.

He released his pictures with some politicians and actors on his Facebook page on Monday.

Asked whether all these politicians and actors accompanying Pakistani journalists were ISI links, Singh said he would have invited them again if there were no visa restrictions between India and Pakistan.

Amarinder Singh, who had to face an unnecessary exit from the state government, has been attacked by several Congress leaders over his friendship with Arusa Alam.

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had even said whether Arusa Alam, a friend of the former Punjab CM, has links with Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will be probed.

Singh on Monday shared purported photographs of Arosa Alam with former Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Yashwant Sinha, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, actors Shatrughan Sinha, Dilip Kumar, film director Mahesh Bhatt and some other dignitaries. issued.

Amarinder Singh said on his Facebook page, “I am posting a series of pictures of Mrs. Arosa Alam with various dignitaries. I think they are all contacts of ISI as well. Those who say this should think before speaking. “

He added, “Unfortunately, visas have been banned between India and Pakistan at this time. Otherwise, I would have invited him again.”

He continued, “Incidentally I’m going to turn 80 in March and Mrs. Alam will turn 69 next year. Narrow-mindedness seems to be the order of the day.”

Amarinder had resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab last month amid a power struggle with Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Charanjit Singh Channi has been made the CM of Punjab in place of Amarinder Singh.

(with PTI inputs)

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