Chandigarh, Oct 27: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that he will form a new political party ahead of the elections in the state next year.
“Yes, I will be forming a new party. The name will be announced once the Election Commission clears it, along with the symbol. My lawyers are working on it,” said Singh while addressing a press conference here.
“We have many many leaders with us, it’ll be revealed who is with us once the party is announced,” he said.
He said that the new party will contest on all 117 assembly seats in Punjab.
Singh said he was hopeful of a seat arrangement with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) provided the ongoing farmers’ stir against farm laws was resolved in their interest.
“We are going to meet home minister Amit Shah on the issue of farmers’ stir. I have met him thrice earlier,” the Congress leader said.
On an alliance with the BJP, Singh said that his party will look for a seat-sharing arrangement.