New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday reiterated his intention to contest the 2022 Assembly elections in the state, but, asserted that the decision on leading the party rested with Congress President Sonia Gandhi.Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here
The Punjab Chief Minister had termed the 2017 polls as his last election. After persuasion of his party colleagues, he has now announced his decision to contest the 2022 elections. Also Read - Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: AAP Won't Forge Alliance With Any Party , Says Raghav Chadha
Further, in response to a question on roping in political strategist Prashant Kishor for Congress’s poll campaign in 2022, Singh said that the former would be happy to help. Also Read - Navjot Singh Sidhu To Head Punjab Congress, Announcement Expected Today: Report
“Prashant Kishor has said he would be quite happy to come & help. I discussed the matter with AICC President Sonia Gandhi, who left decision (of hiring Kishor) on me,” he said.
Amarinder Singh has also urged the Centre to take a “tough stand on the continuing border stand-off with China if the neighbouring country was not responding to diplomatic efforts to resolve the issue”.
“The problem needs to be resolved through negotiations and diplomacy, but we cannot turn our back to the threat posed by the aggressive moves of the Chinese at the border,” Singh said.