Punjab poll results: Amarinder accepts defeat, congratulates AAP
Amarinder, whose newly floated Punjab Lok Congress fought the elections in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, lost his Patiala Urban segment to the Aam Aadmi Party’s Ajit Pal Singh Kohli
Congratulating the Aam Aadmi Party for an emphatic win in the Punjab elections, former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he accepted the verdict of the people with all humility.
Amarinder, whose newly floated Punjab Lok Congress fought the elections in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, lost his Patiala Urban segment to the Aam Aadmi Party’s Ajit Pal Singh Kohli.
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“I accept the verdict of the people with all humility. Democracy has triumphed. Punjabis have shown true spirit of Punjabiyat by rising and voting above sectarian and caste lines. Congratulations to @AAPPunjab and @BhagwantMann,” Capt Amarinder wrote on Twitter.
The former chief minister said that people of Punjab had also rejected communal and divisive politics of the Congress in Punjab by first rejecting one leader as the chief minister for being a Hindu and then trying to play the caste factor. Amarinder was purportedly referring to the appointment of Charanjit Singh Channi as the state’s first Dalit CM, overlooking former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, after his own unceremonious exit from the party and CM’s post last year.
Expressing his heartiest congratulations to AAP’s CM face Bhagwant Mann and wishing him good luck to lead the state, Capt Amarinder said the focus of the new government should be to protect Punjab’s future.