Capt Amarinder is against dynastic politics

Wednesday 06th January 2016 05:28 EST

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh aims to “set an example” by not letting any member of his family contest on the party ticket. He said, “My decision is subject to the final approval of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. We will do whatever she says. But in our family, we have decide that only I will contest the Assembly elections. My wife, Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur, will step down from the Assembly,” he said.

He also said his brother Malwinder Singh and son Raninder Singh will not fight the Punjab elections due in 2017. Clarifying his move is not directed at the Congress leadership, but in fact is aimed at the Badal dynasty in Punjab, he said, “When we attack Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for distributing tickets and important positions to his family members, including his Deputy CM son Sukhbir Singh Badal, son-in-law and Punjab Food Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, daughter-in-law and Union minister Harsimrat Badal, her brother Bikram Singh Majithia, how can I allow this to happen in my family? We are doing this to set an example,” he added.

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