Punjab Legislative Assembly

Capt. Amarinder Singh

Chief Minister

Constituency: 115 – PATIALA -2017
Ministry: General Administration, Personnel, Home Affairs & Justice, Vigilance
Additional Charge
Correspondent Address: Kothi No.- 45, Sector - 2, Chandigarh
Permanent Address: New Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala
Contact: 0175-2220550, 2216201, 85270-00005
Email: cmoffice[at]punjab[dot]gov[dot]in, yuvie_42[at]hotmail[dot]com

Personal Information

Father's Name
: Lt. Maharaja Yadavindra Singh
Mother's Name
: Lt. Smt. Mohinder Kaur
Date of Birth
: 1944-10-03
Place of Birth
: Patiala
Spouse Name
: Smt. Preneet Kaur
Children
: One Son and One Daughter
Profession
: Politics and Social Service
Education
: Graduate
Designation
: Chief Minister
Fields of Interest
: Agriculture, Horticulture, Sports, Aviation and Information Technology
Travels/Countries Visited
: U.S.A, U.K, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Belgium, Pakistan, West Germany, Holland, France, Iran, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa
Languages Known
:
Awards
:
Social Activities
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Elected to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 1985, 2002, 2007, 2012, and now again in 2017. He has been a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for five terms representing Patiala (Urban) thrice, Samana and Talwandi Sabo once each. He became Cabinet Minister in 1985, but resigned from the Cabinet as a mark of protest against the entry of Paramilitary forces in Darbar Sahib Complex, Amritsar. Later elected as leader of Legislature Party of SAD and remained as such till the dissolution of the Assembly in April 1988. Formed Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) and became its convener. Became Chairman of the Parliamentary Board of SAD after the merger of SAD (Panthic) and SAD (Longowal). Again elected MLA, unopposed in 1992 from Samana Constituency. Resigned from SAD and revived SAD (Panthic) and became its Chairman in 1997. After the merger of SAD (Panthic) with INC, was appointed as President of Panjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Prior to joining politics he was commissioned in the Army in 1963 and resigned from the Army in 1965 because his father was appointed as Indian Ambassador to Italy and services were required at home but rejoined Army due to Indo-Pak war in 1965 and again resigned from Army in 1966 after the war was over. After entry into politics, was elected as Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) in 1980 but resigned as a protest against the entry of Paramilitary forces in Darbar Sahib Complex, Amritsar. He was elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 2002 and became the Chief Minister of Punjab. Again elected in 2007 but in September 2008, on the basis of report of a special committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, was expelled by the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party led government on account of irregularities in the transfer of land related to the Amritsar Improvement Trust. In 2010, the Supreme Court of India held his expulsion unconstitutional on the grounds that it was excessive and unconstitutional. He was elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 2012 and again in 2017. Also a Permanent Invitee to the Congress Working Committee since 2013. He defeated senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley in 2014 general elections for Lok Sabha. On 27 November 2015, Amarinder Singh was appointed President of Punjab Congress in the run up to Punjab Assembly elections slated for 2017.

Sworn in as the 23rd Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16th 2017.

ELECTION RESULT

Total Electors: 158855

Votes Polled: 105208

Sr. No. Candidate Name Sex Age Category Party Total Votes Polled
1. Amrinder Singh M 74 Gen INC 72586
2. DR. BLABIR SINGH M 60 Gen AAP 20179
3. JOGINDER JASWANT SINGH M 71 Gen SAD 11677
4. KSHAMA KANT PANDEY M 43 GEN HSS 291
5. SARBJIT SINGH M 40 SC IND 248
6. AKSHNINDER SINGH M 35 Gen APPA 227
TurnOut Total: 105208