Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not contest in the upcoming general elections. Manmohan Singh was "never in reckoning for candidature as he had made it clear that he was not interested in contesting elections", Amarinder Singh told the media.
“The armed forces are apolitical and are above the petty considerations of caste, religion and political affiliations,” the chief minister said.
Amarinder Singh said that he is happy at the fact that the Kartarpur Corridor project had remained undisturbed despite the recent tribulations at the border.
Addressing the media, Chief Minister described his meeting with the former Prime Minister in New Delhi on Saturday as a "courtesy call". "We went to enquire about his health. We briefed the former Prime Minister on the Congress plans in Punjab," Amarinder Singh said.
Captain Amarinder Singh has dismissed all rumours concerning the alliance with AAP or any other political party. He voiced “We have no alliance with (Arvind) Kejriwal or with anybody…nothing at all. We will contest on our own and win,”.
Regarding the alliance with Congress in any state or centre, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was disappointed at Congress calling it “arrogant”, and predicted that its candidates would lose their deposits in the polls. Kejriwal said his party tried to bring Congress onboard for an alliance but “it did not understand”.