Political scenario of Punjab; alliances formed BJP with Punjab Lok Congress, 101% positive win says, Capt Amarinder Singh
The former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, also the current Maharaja of Patiala, has today made an announcement that his party Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) will make an alliance with the Bhartiya Janta Party for the Punjab elections, this move made by Captain Amarinder Singh has been anticipated the day he quit the Congress in November.
The alliance announcement was made by the former Punjab Chief Minister after his talks with the BJP leadership in New Delhi. Photos of Captain Amarinder Singh hugging the BJP’s Punjab in-charge Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat have been tweeted by the Captain himself.
Amarinder Singh, in an interview with reporters, has asserted that the alliance of Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) with BJP is confirmed, they had meetings on the sharing of seats, he added that seat selection would be made on purely winnable criteria, which itself will decide that which person will contest from which area of Punjab, he was confident in his statement that the alliance formed is definitely going to win the elections of Punjab by 101 per cent.
The BJP’s Punjab-in-charge, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, in an interview with the media, has stated that to seal the deal with Captain Amarinder Singh, it took around seven rounds of meetings, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, the former Akali Dal leader, is also expected to join the alliance.
Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, even before leaving his Congress party he had been a part of for almost 40 years, felt humiliated when he was opted out for another Chief Minister; he had initiated dialogues with the BJP for an alliance in Punjab even before quitting his original party.
The joining conditions put in by the Captain was the scrapping of the three controversial farm laws, which was the core demand of year-long protest led by the agitating farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP, which has entered into a brand new alliance with Amarinder Singh, plans to hold being a senior partner in the alliance with more significant shares of seats than the Punjab Lok Congress. Sources say that PM Modi’s decision to pull back the controversial laws was a political plan for Punjab where the BJP played second fiddle to the Akali Dal for decades.
Another political scenario of Punjab was Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party (AAP) is giving a formidable challenge to the Congress in Punjab led by Charanjit Singh Channi, Sukhbir Badal of Akali Dal has taken up an alliance with Mayawati’s BSP.
Captain Amarinder Singh, now 79, exited his original party, the Congress, after being replaced in September, which ended his internal party feud with Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress Chief.
Moving away entirely from the Congress, Captain Amarinder Singh had held lengthy talks with PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.