Decision on alliance with BJP taken “in principle”, details on sharing of seats soon: Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said a decision on an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) party of Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa had been taken “in principle “and details of the seat-sharing agreement would be available soon. announcement.

“We will also make seat adjustments with the party of Dhindsa sahab (SAD Sanyukt). I will tell both sides that we should choose the winners and support these candidates, ”Singh said as quoted by ANI news agency.

The former congressman also expressed confidence that his party, the Punjab Lok Congress, will form the state government after parliamentary elections scheduled for early next year. “Our goal is to win the Punjab Assembly elections and we will,” Singh said.

Noting that the campaign to join his party started 10 days ago, he said, “A committee is also being formed in the district so that people can join the party.”

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Singh’s comments came two days after Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said an alliance with the Punjab Lok Congress and Dhindsa’s party could be formed ahead of the elections. State Assembly. Shah made the remarks during his opening speech at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021 closing session on Saturday.

Notably, Dushyant Gautam, BJP’s Punjab official, said the decision on an alliance with Singh’s party would be taken by the BJP’s top leadership. However, he also said the BJP was preparing to fight in all seats of the state.

“We are preparing to run for 117 seats in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. The final decision of alliance between the BJP and the new political party of the captain will be taken only by the high command of the party ”, declared the ANI, quoting Gautam.

Singh said his alliance with the BJP would depend on the Center resolving the issue of protesting farmers. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to repeal the three laws in November, Singh was among the first to welcome the move.

“In Prakash Parv, Prime Minister Modi made the decision to repeal the three agricultural laws and apologized to the farmers. There can be nothing greater than this. I am grateful to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary for this, no one can do anything more, ”Singh said as quoted by ANI.

Meanwhile, Charanjit Singh Channi, who succeeded Singh as CM, criticized the alliance talks and said the BJP had found new allies in Singh and Dhindsa to promote his “divisive speech” in the state, PTI news agency reported.

After a bitter year-long battle with Punjabi Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu, Singh resigned from the top state post earlier in September this year and announced his own party in October.

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