Punjab results 2017: SAD-BJP CM Parkash Singh Badal resigns; Amarinder Singh set to be take over

New Delhi/Chandigarh, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 March 2017, 02:35 PM
Punjab results 2017: SAD-BJP CM Parkash Singh Badal resigns; Amarinder Singh set to be take over
Punjab results 2017: SAD-BJP CM Parkash Singh Badal resigns; Amarinder Singh set to be take over

Shrimoni Akali Dal patriarch and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday submitted his resignation to state Governor, as his party lost miserably to Congress in assembly elections 2017. 

The Badal’s party, in alliance with BJP, ruled the state for straight ten years, creating a massive anti-incumbency wave. Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress won 77 seats in Punjab assembly, while new entrant Aam Aadmi Party managed majority on 20 seats, leaving SAD-BJP with only 18 seats. 

Speaking to media on Sunday, winner and state’s next chief minister Amarinder Singh thanked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi for congratulations on his win. 

“Yesterday (Saturday) Prime Minister talked to me. He said whatever you require for Punjab I will be all willing to help,” said Amarinder Singh.

On the issue of major issues ahead in state regime, Captain said that health and education take precedence over drug menace: “Psychiatrists needed to tackle drug menace. Two issues require major attention one is health other is education.”

“No vendetta politics no victimisation, if name comes in investigation we'll see,” Amarinder Singh on if there'll be action on Bikram Majithia.

Capt Amarinder Singh will be sworn in as the next Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16 at Raj  Bhawan.

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First Published: Sunday, March 12, 2017 01:06 PM
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