Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to campaign in Kathua 2 days after PM Modi

Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh is scheduled to address an election rally in Kathua district on Tuesday, last day of campaign for the second phase of polling.

The district is part of the Udhampur seat up for voting on April 18.

Veteran Congress leader, Captain Amarinder will seek votes for Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh, who is contesting Lok Sabha election for the first time.

The Udhampur constituency was earlier represented by his father Karan Singh, son of the last Dogra king of Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides being part of the Congress party, Capt Amarinder and Karan Singh’s families are related through matrimony.

Amarinder Singh’s grandson Nirvan Singh, a scion of the erstwhile Patiala royal family, is married to Mriganka Singh, granddaughter Karan Singh and daughter of contesting candidate Vikramaditya Singh.

Congress party’s General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia also is Vikramaditya’s brother-in-law.

Capt Amarinder’s rally in Kathua comes two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned for the BJP here and took a dig at the Punjab CM for skipping the official event commemorating 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.