The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress formally announced their alliance for the 2022 Punjab assembly elections on Friday (December 17), with other parties such as the SAD (Democratic) led by former Union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa expected to join.
Amarinder Singh told Gajendra Shekhawat, the BJP’s Punjab in-charge and a Union minister, at his residence in Delhi that the alliance ‘will surely’ win the Punjab assembly elections.
“The alliance has a 100% chance of winning the elections. And the major factor for deciding seats will be winnability “After his second meeting with Shekhawat, Singh stated.
Singh, for example, founded his own political organisation, the Punjab Lok Congress, just days after resigning as chief minister and leaving the Congress.
Shekhawat stated that the specifics of seat-sharing would be announced at a later date.
The BJP, which has only been a junior partner of the SAD in the 117-member Punjab legislature, is expected to fight more than half of the seats in the next elections.
In the Sikh-majority state, the BJP’s partnership with Amarinder Singh is intended to provide the party a significant Sikh face.
According to reports, the Punjab elections may turn into a five-cornered war, with several farmer organisations joining the fray alongside the already-present Congress, SAD, and AAP.