Capt Amarinder Singh Formally Announces Alliance With BJP

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By: Bhaskar Mukherjee
Updated: 17 December, 2021 8:02 pm IST
Capt Amarinder Singh hugs Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Capt Amarinder Singh hugs Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

CHANDIGARH: Ending speculations, the former Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday formally announced that the party will contest upcoming Punjab election with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on a seat sharing basis.

Capt Amarinder Singh announced its alliance with the BJP on his verified Twitter account and wrote that “Met union minister & BJP incharge for Punjab, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi today to chalk out future course of action ahead of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections. We have formally announced a seat adjustment with the BJP for the 2022 Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections”

Capt Singh on Friday met senior BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi. He also said that the seat-sharing arrangements will be announced soon. The announcement came after Amarinder Singh met Union minister and BJP Punjab-in charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi to chalk out a future course of action.

Earlier this month, Shekhawat had also met Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh at Singh’s residence. After the meeting Capt Amarinder Singh had said that both BJP and Punjab Lok Congress (party of Capt Amarinder Singh) are like-minded parties and hold identical views on various issues.

Capt Amarinder Singh (L) with Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (R)

Amarinder Singh, who formed Punjab Lok Congress in November after resigning as Chief Minister and quitting Congress earlier, had said that his party will be going for seat adjustment with the BJP.

Capt Amarinder Singh stepped down from the post of chief minister of Punjab citing humiliation in September this year and formed his new party in the month of November. Sources also said that he is also in touch with Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa who formed his own party (Shiromani Akali Dal Sanyukt) on the seat sharing.

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