Full Name – Captain Amarinder Singh
Date of Birth – 01 Jan 1970 (Age 49)
Born Place – Patiala
Party Name – Indian National Congress
Education – Graduate
Profession – Politician
Father Name – Yadavindra Singh
Mother Name – Mohinder Kaur
Spouse Name – Preneet Kaur
No of Sons – 1 –
No of Daughters – 1
Captain Amarinder Singh is an Indian politician affiliated to the Indian National Congress. He is the head of the royal family of the erstwhile State of Patiala. He is the Incumbent Chief Minister of Punjab. Captain Amarinder Singh, 75 was sworn in as the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab on 16th of March 2017. He took the oath of office along with nine ministers. He won his seat from Patiala. Amarinder Singh a former Armyman is also the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. He has also been the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007.
Political Timeline 2017 Congress won the Assembly Elections with the majority, and Capt. Amarinder Singh became CM. He took oath as the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab. 2015 He was elected as President of Punjab Congress. 2014 He was elected as the Member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for five terms representing Patiala (Urban) thrice, Samana and Talwandi Sabo once each.
He was Member, Standing Committee on Defence and Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence from 1 Sep. 2014 – 23 Nov. 2016. 2010 President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (2010 to 2013).
2008 He was appointed as chairman of Punjab Congress Campaign Committee. 2016 He resigned from Loksabha on 23 Nov. 2016 and fully dedicated himself for Punjab Assembly Elections.
2002 He became Chief Minister of Punjab. 26 February 2002. He served his first tenure as CM till 1 March 2007. 1999 He was appointed as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
He served this post till 2002. 1998 Amrinder Singh contested Punjab Assembly election from Patiala constituency but lost against Prem Singh Chandumajra. Later he merged Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) with the Congress and joined his old friends.
1992 He resigned from the Akali Dal to form a splinter group named Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) which later merged with the Congress.
1985 Amrinder Singh was elected to Punjab Assembly from Talwandi Sabo seat. He defeated Avtar Singh of Congress Party.
Later he became a minister in the state government for Agriculture, Forest, Development, and Panchayats.
1984 He quit from Parliament and from Congress Party as a protest against the Army action during Operation Blue Star. Subsequently, he joined the Shiromani Akali Dal.
1980 Captain Amarinder Singh was inducted into the Congress by Rajiv Gandhi and was first elected to the Lok Sabha. Rajiv and Amrinder were school friends.
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He was born to Yadavindra Singh & Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala.
He was very passionate about joining the army from his school days.
After graduating from NDA and IMA, he joined the Indian Army (commissioned as a Captain) in June 1963.
When he was in the Indian Army along with his brother, his father was the then Ambassador to Rome and his mother was in the Lok Sabha.
He resigned from the Indian Army in August 1965, citing his services were needed at home.
He rejoined the Indian Army after the start of Indo-Pak War in 1965.
When Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh (GOC-IN-C of the western command) asked Amarinder to join him, he felt honored and joined him as his ADC.
In the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, he served as the captain in the Indian Army.
Rajiv Gandhi was his friend from school and inducted him into the Congress in 1980.
His daughter Jai Inder Kaur is married to a Delhi-based businessman, Gurpal Singh.
His wife, Preneet Kaur, has served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014.
His elder sister, Heminder Kaur is married to K. Natwar Singh (former Foreign Minister).
Amarinder wife, Preneet Kaur, and former IPS Officer Simranjeet Singh Mann wife are sisters.
He has been associated with the Jat Maha Sabha for more than 3 decades and is an advocate of Jat Reservation under the OBC class.
He has written a number of books on Sikh History War.
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