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The BJP will contest more than half of the seats in Punjab, but who will be the chief minister from the alliance? Learn

Punjab Selection: In Punjab, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to form a senior partner with former chief minister Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (United). Also, there is no possibility of presenting any face for the post of Chief Minister of the alliance before the election. Sources said this on Monday. Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and former Union Minister Dhindsa on Monday met top party leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda.

After the meeting at Shah’s residence, BJP’s Punjab in-charge and Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat formally announced that he would contest the Assembly elections with the three parties and said that a general election manifesto would be issued. Shekhawat said after the meeting, “Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda, Amarinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa have held a meeting here and it has been decided that the BJP, Singh’s party and Dhindsa’s party will unite in Punjab.” The assembly will contest. Selection

Shekhawat, the BJP’s election in-charge in Punjab, said a joint committee comprising two leaders from each party would be formed to finalize the seat-sharing agreement. Asked about the face of the alliance chief minister, Shekhawat said the alliance would contest the elections under a joint leadership. “The BJP usually elects Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said, adding that the party would not patronize any face for the post of chief minister.

BJP’s statement in the face of the Chief Minister

He emphasized that the seat-sharing agreement would not be based on the BJP’s previous alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. Shekhawat said, “The BJP is a national party which has won two consecutive Lok Sabha elections and has expanded its base across the country.

The Minister said that in the approach paper, emphasis would be laid on all pending issues of Punjab and Sikhs. Party sources said the BJP would play the role of senior alliance partner in the state and could contest more than half of the 117 seats. BJP sources said that the Punjab Assembly elections are expected to be a pentagonal contest as various farmers’ organizations besides the Congress, SAD and Aam Aadmi Party may also contest.

A few days after resigning from the post of Chief Minister and leaving the Congress, Amarinder Singh formed his own party, the Punjab Lok Congress. Earlier, the SAD, one of the BJP’s oldest allies, split with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over three central agricultural law issues.

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