New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who recently announced his own political party Punjab Lok Congress, on Sunday said that the decision to form an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s party has been taken in principle and seat adjustment will be announced soon.
Singh restricted himself to reveal information on seat-sharing for the polls due early next year.
On answering questions about the Chief Ministerial face of the alliance, the former Chief Minister replied, “All alliance partners will decide on who will be the Chief Ministerial face in the state for the upcoming Assembly polls.”
Notably, Amarinder Singh quit Congress after months of in-fighting with current state Punjab PCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu and formed his own party. Soon after the announcement of his own party, Singh pointed towards a possible tie-up with the BJP, but only if the Central government resolves the ongoing farmers’ issues.
Now, with the union government withdrawing the controversial farm laws, the road to an alliance between the BJP and Captain’s Punjab Lok Congress is all clear.
The three-time Punjab Chief Minister is expected to meet BJP president JP Nadda soon for talks regarding seat distribution in the state.