Capt Amarinder Singh, who is leading the Congress charge in Punjab, spoke to Outlook. Excerpts:
You began your campaign by saying this will be your last election. You are 69. Isn’t it too early to call it a day?
I’m not in politics to make a living. I am doing it for my state. I don’t plan to contest elections after I’m 74 because younger people must get space.
Your brother Malwinder left the Congress and joined the SAD, causing you acute embarrassment. Did you anticipate this when you gave son Raninder and not him a ticket?
I called him a day before he left the party to ask what his plans are. He told me they will be clear the next day. That is when I got my first inkling. But his departure won’t affect the party at all.
You got tickets for your son and yourself, your wife is already a Lok Sabha MP, aren’t you perpetuating the same dynastic politics that you criticise in the Akalis?