Punjab Election 2017: Captain Amarinder Singh likely to be chief minister of the state

The results of the Punjab Assembly election are almost in and it looks like the Congress is going to win a clear majority.

File image of Amarinder Singh. AFP

File image of Amarinder Singh. AFP

The ruling SAD-BJP has faced a drubbing and there is only one man likely to be the next chief minister: Captain Amarinder Singh.

There is no doubt about the fact that if Congress wins in Punjab, most of the credit will go to Captain Amarinder Singh. "If Congress wins Punjab, it would primarily be the result of local heavyweight Captain Amarinder Singh's popularity. A year before the campaign in Punjab began, pre-poll surveys were predicting a landslide for the AAP and a bleak future for the Congress. But, things began to change after the Congress leadership decided to sideline its existing leadership and give a free hand to Captain," said Firstpost's Sandipan Sharma. It was no surprise that Congress named Amarinder Singh as its chief ministerial candidate.

 


Published Date: Mar 11, 2017 10:15 am | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 10:16 am