Former Punjab Prime Minister Amarinder Singh made the announcement after a meeting with BJP leaders in Delhi. He also posted on Twitter pictures of BJP Punjab Union Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat hugging him.
Amarinder Singh today announced his support for the BJP in the Punjab elections, a move that has been expected since he left Congress last month.
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The former prime minister of Punjab made the announcement after a meeting with BJP leadership in Delhi. He also posted on Twitter pictures of BJP Punjab Union Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat hugging him.
Met union minister & @BJP4India incharge for Punjab, Shri @gssjodhpur in New Delhi today to chalk out future course of action ahead of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections. We have formally announced a seat adjustment with the BJP for the 2022 Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections. pic.twitter.com/cgqAcpW2MW
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 17, 2021
Amarinder Singh to journalists, “Our alliance (with the BJP) is fixed. Only seat-sharing talks are to discuss. We will see who will compete where – our condition for selecting seats is only the ability to win.”
“Certainly the coalition will win the election by 101 percent. You can note it down,” he said.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat revealed in a separate post that it had taken “seven interviews” to close the agreement. Former Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa is likely to join the coalition.
Terrified by his “humiliation” in Congress, Amarinder Singh began negotiations with the BJP over relations in Punjab before leaving his party at the age of 40.
The “Captain” has reportedly set a precedent – the repeal of three agricultural laws – between the annual protests of farmers in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and other provinces.
Sources say Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s decision to repeal the controversial laws was partly driven by the BJP’s plans for Punjab. A country where he played a minor partner with Akali Dal for decades, until farmers’ protests did not lead to divisions.
Sources say that as soon as the BJP formed a new alliance with Amarinder Singh, it planned to negotiate a position of a close ally with a larger share of seats compared to the Punjab Lok Congress, sources said. The coalition notes a major political reorganization in Punjab and wraps up in the fourth corner of a tense competition, which, a few months ago, appeared to be deeply devoid of favor in favor of the ruling Congress of the country.