Punjab Lok Congress
Punjab Lok Congress
|Founded||2 November 2021|
|Dissolved||19 September 2022|
|Split from||Indian National Congress|
|Merged into||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Headquarters||SCO 61-61-63, Sector 9-D, Chandigarh (formerly)|
|ECI Status||Unrecognised Registered Party|
|Alliance||National Democratic Alliance (2021-2022)|
Punjab Lok Congress (abbr. PLC; English: Punjab People's Congress) was an Indian regional political party, with its base in Punjab. It was founded by Amarinder Singh on 2 November 2021, following a split in Indian National Congress in Punjab, after he resigned as Chief Minister of Punjab and quit the Indian National Congress.
The party applied for its official registration with the Election Commission of India on 31 October 2021. On 28 December 2021, the party entered into an alliance with BJP and SAD(S) to contest 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election but failed to win any seat. On 19 September 2022, the Punjab Lok Congress merged into the Bharatiya Janata Party.
- Amarinder Singh, party leader and president
- Luv Kumar Goldy
- Farzana Alam
- Amrik Singh Aliwal
- Ajit Pal Singh
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