BJP, Punjab Lok Congress form alliance for Punjab Assembly elections 2022

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 17, 2021 6:16 pm -- Updated:December 17, 2021 6:22 pm

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to contest the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 in alliance with former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's party Punjab Lok Congress. This comes following a meeting between Captain Amarinder and Punjab BJP in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at the latter's residence in Delhi on Friday.

Union Minister and Punjab BJP in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat confirmed this information on Friday, Addressing mediapersons, the BJP leader said, "After seven rounds of talks, I confirm that the BJP and the Punjab Lok Congress are going to fight the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections 2022 together. Topics such as seat sharing will be discussed later."

BJP-Punjab Lok Congress Alliance Captain Amarinder Singh Announces Alliance With BJP For Punjab Elections 2022 Union Minister and Punjab BJP in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat confirmed this information on Friday.

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Punjab Lok Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh told mediapersons, "We are ready and we are going to win this election. The decision on seat sharing will be taken on the seat-to- seat basis, with winnability being the priority. We are 101 per cent sure of winning this election."

On November 2, Captain Amarinder had resigned from the Congress and floated Punjab Lok Congress ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections 2022. Captain Amarinder had tweeted, "I have today sent my resignation to @INCIndia President Ms Sonia Gandhi ji, listing my reasons for the resignation. 'Punjab Lok Congress' is the name of the new party. The registration is pending approval with the @ECISVEEP. The party symbol will be approved later."

Amarinder Singh says his new party will win Punjab elections in alliance with BJP, Akali Dal faction Punjab Lok Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh.

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Singh had resigned in September as the Punjab CM and announced that he would be quitting the Congress after months of a rift with Congress state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. He had resigned ahead of the Congress legislature party meeting, which was called amid unending factional battles in the ruling Congress in the state. Singh was replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi as the Punjab CM.

Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat appointed BJP in-charge for Punjab Assembly polls Punjab BJP in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

-PTC News

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