Captain Amarinder Singh, the former Punjab Chief Minister who resigned ten days ago citing “humiliation” by the Congress leadership made a visit to Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence in Delhi on Wednesday.
After a long power struggle with Navjot Singh Sidhu, who led a sustained campaign against the veteran Congress politician, Captain was forced to resign as Punjab’s Chief Minister.
As per reports, Amarinder arrived at the Shah residence around 6 p.m, and the meeting lasted nearly an hour. Later the former CM tweeted his discussions in the meeting which included discussion on the farmer’s protest going on in Punjab and Farm laws.
His tweet read, “Met Union Home Minister @AmitShah ji in Delhi. Discussed the prolonged farmers agitation against #FarmLaws & urged him to resolve the crisis urgently with repeal of the laws & guarantee MSP, besides supporting Punjab in crop diversification. #NoFarmersNoFood”
Despite his party’s difficulties in Punjab and rumors that he would join the BJP, his team referred meeting as a “courtesy visit,” leaving questions about his future plans unanswered.
However, the meeting between Amarinder and the Union Home Minister is significant since the former Punjab Chief Minister has stated that “all of his political choices are open.”