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Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Meets BJP Chief JP Nadda To Merge His Outfit With Saffron Party

Captain Amrinder Singh, who recently came back to India from London following his spinal surgery, quit the Congress last year after being ousted from the CM chair, and formed the PLC. 

Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh meeting BJP Chief JP Nadda. (Image: Twitter: ANI)

New Delhi: Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will join hands with the BJP on Monday. The former Congress leader will join the saffron party in the presence of BJP national president JP Nadda. He will also merge his newly formed Punjab Lok Congress with the BJP. 

Seven former MLAs and one former MP will follow the Captain, according to party spokesperson Pritpal Singh Baliawal. Singh, who recently came back to India from London following his spinal surgery, quit the Congress last year after being ousted from the CM chair, and formed the PLC. 

He also allied with the Bharatiya Janta Party to contest Punjab Assembly elections held earlier this year.Other office bearers of the PLC will also join the BJP in a separate ceremony in Chandigarh. The two-time former chief minister also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently.

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After his meeting with the Home Minister on September 12, he said that it was a very productive meeting with both the Prime Minister and the Home Minister over issues such as national security, and also rise in cases of narco terrorism in Punjab. 

The PLC contested the elections in alliance with the BJP and the Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyuk). However, none of its candidates could register a win, with Singh himself losing from his home turf of Patiala Urban.