Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress and sent a seven-page letter to party president Sonia Gandhi. He named his party the Punjab Lok Congress.
“I have today sent my resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the Election Commission of India. The party symbol will be approved later,” Amarinder Singh informed in a tweet.
Singh had quit as the chief minister in September after a power tussle with state chief Navjot Sidhu.
Singh on Tuesday revealed the name of his new party as Punjab Lok Congress. The registration of the party is pending approval with the Election Commission of India.
Disclosing the party’s name in Chandigarh on Tuesday, Captain Amarinder Singh said, “Since we had announced earlier that we would be forming our own party, our team of lawyers was working on the process and had applied to the Election Commission of India for the registration.”
About the party symbol, Captain Amarinder Singh said the Election Commission had given three symbols from which one was to be chosen. He also said that his party had submitted three different symbols and the final symbol will be chosen from the set of six symbols.