Capt. Amarinder set to file nomination from Badal's turf Lambi on Jan. 18

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 14 (ANI): Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that he is ready to file his nomination from Lambi on January 18th for the upcoming Punjab polls. "While a formal announcement is awaited from AICC, I'm ready to file my nomination from Lambi on the 18th. See you all there!," Singh said in a tweet. Earlier today, Singh stated that he has sought the party high command's permission to fight the coming assembly elections from Parkash Singh Badal's constituency of Lambi, to ensure the total defeat of the Akali leadership in Punjab. The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president said he wanted to fight the Chief Minister on his home turf of Lambi, as he wanted to defeat all the top Akali leaders responsible for destroying the state through their drugs, mafia and goonda raj, and guilty of ruining its trade, industry and agriculture. Captain Amarinder said he had requested the Congress high command to allow him to fight the Assembly polls from Lambi so that he could free Punjab from the vicious and destructive rule of the Badals. Responding to a question, he said he would fight both Lambi and Patiala, if permitted by the Congress high command. The PPCC president also assured that the three schemes he had launched for the welfare of the people would be strictly implemented and he would fulfill every single promise made to the state, including waiver of farm loans, one job in each household and mobile phones to youth to connect them with the world. He said his government would renegotiate the interest rates on farm loans and settle them in such a way that the burdened farmers do not have to pay a single penny from their pockets. Asserting that the Congress was totally committed to the state's welfare, Captain Amarinder pointed out that he himself had resigned his Lok Sabha membership for the cause of Punjab's water. (ANI)