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Captain Amarinder Singh to merge party with BJP after return, chief says



Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to merge his Punjab Lok Congress party with the BJP after returning from London, where he is recovering from spinal surgery.

Although there is no news from the party, top Punjab BJP leader Harjit Singh Grewal claimed on Saturday that a decision in this regard has been made.

Before leaving for London, Singh had signaled his intention to merge his party with the BJP, Grewal said, adding that the former chief minister would announce the merger upon his return.

Singh, the scion of the former Patiala royal family and twice chief minister, had launched the PLC after quitting Congress following his unceremonious exit as chief minister last year.

The PLC contested the 2022 State Assembly polls in alliance with the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyuk) led by Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

However, none of the PLC candidates were able to register a victory, with Amarinder himself losing his seat in Patiala Urban.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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