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Captain Amarinder Singh forges alliance with BJP, seat-sharing talks soon

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Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh after meeting BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced the alliance between his newly formed party and the BJP. Singh also said that talks regarding seat-sharing will be held soon.

Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday, announced that he has forged an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming Assembly Polls in the state of Punjab. Singh, who recently resigned from the grand old party had met BJP Punjab in charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today and after the brief meeting, announced his decision. Amarinder Singh who has started his own political outfit- Lok Congress was eager for having an alliance with the BJP for a long time and on the other hand, the former BJP National President and Home Minister Amit Shah also hinted of BJP going in with Captain and other regional parties. 

Commenting on the alliance, Shekhawat said “Today, I want to make it clear that the BJP and Amarinder Singh will contest assembly elections in Punjab together and we are working together.” He further added that the ‘seat-arrangement formula’ will be announced at the right time. Taking it to Twitter, Captain Amarinder Singh wrote “Met union minister & @BJP4India incharge for Punjab, Shri @gssjodhpur 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.”

Amarinder Singh talking about his decision said “The alliance will definitely, 101 percent win the elections. And winnability will be the main criterion in finalizing seats.” The talks of Captain and BJP coming together have been going since the time Singh resigned from the post of the Chief Minister of Punjab but both the parties could not come to an agreement due to existing farm laws. Now with the center repealing the farm laws, the path was cleared and hence both the parties are fighting the elections in a pre-poll coalition. 

The Punjab Assembly Elections are due next year and Congress, AAP, SAD are also in the fray apart from the BJP and newly formed Lok Congress who are now allies.

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