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BJP will play the role of senior partner, strategy on Punjab elections at Shah’s residence

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In Punjab, the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to play the role of senior partner in its alliance with former chief minister Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s Shiromani Akali Dal (United). Also, the alliance is unlikely to present any face for the chief minister’s post ahead of the elections.

Meeting held at Amit Shah’s residence
After the meeting held at Shah’s residence, BJP’s Punjab in-charge and Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat formally announced that the three parties would contest the assembly elections together and said that a common election manifesto would be issued.

All three parties will fight elections together
Shekhawat said after the meeting, “Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda, Amarinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa held a meeting here and it was decided that BJP, Singh’s party and Dhindsa’s party will unite in Punjab Assembly.” Will contest elections. Shekhawat, BJP’s election in-charge for Punjab, said a joint committee would be formed, comprising two leaders from each party, to finalize the seat-sharing agreement.

Punjab Assembly Election: Strategy made on Punjab elections at Shah’s residence, BJP will play the role of senior partner
BJP will enter Punjab elections without face
When asked about the chief ministerial face of the alliance, Shekhawat said that the alliance will fight the elections under a collective leadership. “BJP usually fights elections in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. He said the party would not sponsor any face for the chief minister’s post. He stressed that the seat-sharing agreement would not be based on the BJP’s previous alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab.

seat sharing not based on agreement
Shekhawat said, “BJP is a national party which has won two consecutive Lok Sabha elections and has expanded its base across the country, hence the alliance in Punjab will not be based on the seat sharing agreement of the previous alliance with Akali Dal in the state.” The minister said the approach paper would focus on all pending issues of Punjab and Sikhs. Party sources said the BJP will play the role of senior alliance partner in the state and may contest more than half of the 117 seats.

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Assembly elections will be interesting in Punjab
BJP sources said that the Punjab Assembly elections are expected to be a pentagonal contest, as apart from Congress, SAD and Aam Aadmi Party, various farmer organizations can also enter the fray. Amarinder Singh formed his own separate party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ a few days after resigning from the post of Chief Minister and leaving the Congress. Earlier, the SAD, one of the oldest allies of the BJP, had parted ways with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the issue of three central agricultural laws.

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