ormer Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah, amid speculations of him joining the BJP.
Singh, who came to Delhi on Tuesday, quit as the chief minister of Punjab on September 18, and said he was feeling ‘humiliated’. He had also launched an attack against Navjot Singh Sidhu, who on Tuesday resigned from the post of Punjab Congress chief, calling him a ‘friend of Pakistan’.
However, ahead of his visit to Delhi, his media advisor Raveen Thukral had said Singh was on a “personal visit”, and had called reports of his meeting BJP leaders a speculation.
Soon after his resignation, BJP leaders including Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij and party national general secretary Tarun Chugh invited Captain to join hands with BJP.
Mr Singh had refused to answer questions about joining BJP, but while resigning as the Chief Minister earlier this month, had spoken of having his options open. His team has called it a “courtesy visit”, leaving questions unanswered about his future plans.
Yesterday, his media advisor Raveen Thukral had said, “too much being read into Captain Amarinder’s visit to Delhi”.
“He is on a personal visit, during which he’ll meet some friends and vacate Kapurthala House (the Punjab Chief Minister’s residence in the national capital)… No need for unnecessary speculation,” he had added.
Earlier this month, Mr Singh stepped down from the post of the Punjab Chief Minister a year ahead of elections, after a long and bitter feud with detractors, including cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was elevated by the Gandhis to the post of the party chief.