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Capt Amarinder, Dhindsa meet Amit Shah, Nadda in Delhi; 6-member panel to finalise seat-sharing pact in Punjab

Vibha Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, December 27

A joint six-member panel—two from every constituent occasion—will finalise the seat-sharing pact between the BJP, Capt Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and former Akali Dal chief Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s SAD (Sanyukt) within the upcoming Punjab Meeting polls. The three events may also problem a joint manifesto, BJP’s ballot in-charge for Punjab, Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat, stated on Monday.

The six-member panel will put together a joint manifesto to create “a brand new Punjab”, he stated.

Capt Amarinder and Dhindsa at this time met the BJP’s high management, together with House Minister Amit Shah and occasion president J P Nadda, right here to chalk out a method for the upcoming Meeting polls.

“It was determined within the assembly that the BJP and the opposite two events would collectively contest the upcoming Meeting polls in Punjab,” Shekhawat stated.

In the meantime, BJP leaders stated elections in Punjab could be multi-cornered with the Congress, the SAD, the AAP and numerous farmers outfit becoming a member of the fray—a scenario that will assist the alliance

The brand new alliance will assist BJP align with distinguished Sikh faces within the state, they stated. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is more likely to launch the alliance’s marketing campaign within the state with a rally within the first week of January. Sources say the election scene will decide up additional with PM Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi planning rallies. Nonetheless, all of it relies upon upon CEC instructions/restrictions.

Maintaining in thoughts the Chandigarh MC ballot verdict, the BJP is trying in direction of contesting city seats. Sources claimed that the BJP would get a significant share.

The PM is anticipated to make “huge bulletins” at his rally within the state the place his occasion is making an attempt to emerge from the shadows of estranged former ally Akali Dal. The rally will mark the purpose that the BJP is not the second fiddle to any occasion.

There will likely be huge bulletins for the state, BJP leaders stated

“The Prime Minister has already given the largest reward to farmers by rolling again the three farm legislations,” they are saying, including that the brand new alliance with former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress will give the border state a “new lease of life, a brand new course it deserves”.

“The following authorities in Punjab will embody the BJP,” leaders, right here, claimed. With Akalis, who parted methods within the wake of the now-repealed farm legal guidelines, the BJP remained restricted to 23 seats with the senior management overtly acknowledging them as the large brother within the NDA alliance in Punjab. “The BJP is aiming for a much bigger function in Punjab. Not solely city voters, farmers and rural Punjab may also help us,” a number of leaders declare.

Safety and communal concord within the border state are anticipated to be among the many high leads of the BJP’s narrative for upcoming Punjab elections. 

In the meantime, the BJP is scouting for and gathering “winnable candidates” to contest within the state. After the previous SAD chief and president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa, just lately a loyalist of Captain Amarinder Singh and former minister, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, joined the saffron occasion after quitting the Congress, accusing it of placing the state’s “safety and communal concord at stake”.


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