Punjab Lok Congress

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Punjab Lok Congress
PresidentAmarinder Singh
FounderAmarinder Singh
Founded2 November 2021
Dissolved19 September 2022
Split fromIndian National Congress
Merged intoBharatiya Janata Party
HeadquartersSCO 61-61-63, Sector 9-D, Chandigarh (formerly)
Colours  Green
ECI StatusUnrecognised Registered Party
AllianceNational 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.[1] 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.[2]

The party applied for its official registration with the Election Commission of India on 31 October 2021.[3] On 28 December 2021, the party entered into an alliance with BJP and SAD(S) to contest 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election[4] but failed to win any seat.[5] On 19 September 2022, the Punjab Lok Congress merged into the Bharatiya Janata Party.[6]

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  1. ^ "Capt Amarinder Singh quits Congress, launches new party 'Punjab Lok Congress'". Tribune. 3 November 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Amarinder Singh resigns from Congress; announces new party Punjab Lok Congress". The Hindu. 3 October 2021. Retrieved 3 November 2021.
  3. ^ "EC received application for registration of Punjab Lok Congress Party: Amarinder's advisor". The Indian Express. 16 November 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  4. ^ Vasudeva, Ravinder (28 December 2021). "2022 polls: BJP, Punjab Lok Congress, SAD (Sanyukt) announce alliance". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  5. ^ Vasudeva, Vikas (10 March 2022). "AAP sweeps Punjab with 92 seats; Congress, Akali Dal decimated". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  6. ^ Vasudeva, Vikas (16 September 2022). "Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to join BJP on September 19". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Captain Amarinder Singh from Patiala Urban, Farzana Alam Malerkotla". Tribune. 24 January 2022. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  8. ^ PTI (18 January 2022). "Congress leader Luv Kumar Goldy joins Punjab Lok Congress". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Former Congress MP Amrik Singh Aliwal, 5 ex-legislators join Capt Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress ahead of assembly polls". Free Press Journal. 14 December 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  10. ^ श्रीवास्तव, शेफाली (28 January 2022). "Punjab Election: कैप्टन ने भारत को इकलौता हॉकी वर्ल्ड कप जिताने वाले 'कैप्टन' को दिया टिकट, जानिए कौन हैं अजीत पाल सिंह". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 February 2022.