Capt Amarinder lands in Delhi, all eyes on who he meets

‘Visit personal’, says former Punjab CM; BJP doesn’t rule out engagements

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28

Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday evening setting off speculations on the nature of his engagements in the capital. This is his first visit since he resigned as CM.

Although right after arrival, Capt said he was in Delhi for a personal visit and to vacate Kapurthala House for the new chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the political circles remained abuzz with what the days ahead might hold, with Punjab staring at a crisis following the resignation of state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and at least one minister loyal to him Razia Sultana.

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Asked if Capt would meet BJP top brass, including home minister Amit Shah, sources close to Capt said there was no confirmation of any meeting yet.

“There are likely to be a host of engagements in Delhi,” a source sufficed to say.

Singh after resigning as Punjab CM has said he would “sacrifice anything to keep PCC chief Navjot Sidhu from becoming CM terming Sidhu dangerous for the country and Punjab”.

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It was coincidental that Sidhu resigned as PCC chief on the same day as Capt arrived in Delhi.

Although it is being speculated that Capt may meet Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda, there’s no official word on any meeting with the suspense still lingering.

Capt is also likely to meet some senior Congress leaders in Delhi, including G23 group members.

The visit is being keenly watched in Punjab and nationally.

BJP sources said there was no meeting planned with Shah as yet but did not completely rule out the possibility of an engagement between the two leaders.

Tribune Shorts


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