Amarinder scotches 'rumours' of meeting with Amit Shah in Goa

  • PTI, None, Kapurthala
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2015 17:34 IST

Congress MP and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday termed as "rumours"local media reports that suggested he met BJP National President Amit Shah in Goa recently.

Talking to mediapersons at Mundi Maur village in Sultanpur lodhi enroute to Tarn Taran to address a 'Jan Samprak' (public meeting) rally Singh said he never met Shah in Goa.

Asked if he was leaning towards the BJP after he had lauded Union finance minister Arun Jaitley for granting heritage status to Amritsar, he said Jaitley and the Union government have given AIIMS, IIM to Punjab and it was his "moral duty" as an MP to appreciate their gestures to the state.

However, he demanded that the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) be converted into AIIMS for the benefit of the Doaba region.

Asked about he being appointed PCC chief Singh said it was up to the party high command to decide when they want him to lead Congress in the state.

Replying to a question whether he would float a new party if he fails to get the PCC chief post, he said these are matters to be discussed later on.

The former chief minister said the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab has created a mess with the state economy and put it in shambles. There was rise in drug addiction and unemployment among youths, he said.

Congress party, he claimed, would win the 2017 Assembly elections and work for the welfare of the state.

Further, commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's one year show, Singh said the PM has not performed well and has failed to live up to the expectations of the people.

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