Two-time chief minister and Punjab Lok Congress supremo Amarinder Singh feels that no single party is going to get a clear majority in the assembly polls, and asserts that his party’s alliance with the BJP and SAD (Sanyukt) is on the rise.
The 79-year-old scion of the royal family of Patiala and former Congress state unit chief floated his own party( Punjab Lok Congress) after resigning as chief minister of Punjab last year.
Asserting that he is neither retired nor tired, Singh says the urge to make Punjab and the country a better place keeps him going at this age.
“I am not ready to retire, I want to work for my people. This is my ninth election…I have been elected twice to Parliament and six times to the assembly,” Singh said.
On the poll scenario in Punjab, Singh said this time it is a four-cornered or five-cornered contest and then there are some independents as well.
“Multi-cornered contest will make it easier for the voter to decide what he wants but as far as the parties are concerned, it is going to be a difficult fight for them unless they are really on top of their performance. Many of them don’t have a chance to cross 10 or 15 seats. I don’t see any single party getting a clear cut majority. People talk about AAP. I think AAP is on a day-to-day basis going down. Similarly, the Congress is going down. We by God’s grace are going up,” Singh told PTI in an interview.