After inaugurating his party office in Chandigarh, former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, who recently resigned from Congress and formed his own party Punjab Lok Congress, on Sunday announced that he would contest the upcoming Punjab assembly polls in alliance with the BJP.
The seat-sharing formula with the BJP and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’a party SAD Sanyukt will be announced soon.
Speaking with the reporters, he said his party, Sukhdev Dhindsa’s party, and BJP will have a seat-sharing arrangement. I can’t tell you the exact number, the Captain said. He also said his party will have an in-principle alliance”.
Asking about the Chief Ministerial candidate of the alliance, he replied that all alliance partners will decide on the Chief Ministerial face.
The three-time Chief Minister is expected to meet BJP president JP Nadda soon for talks.
Amarinder Singh quit the Congress weeks after the party replaced him as Chief Minister, favouring his bitter rival Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wish.
Even before Captain announced his new outfit, the repeal of farm laws was one of his conditions in his back-to-back meetings with BJP leaders. But long after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the laws would be scrapped, and their repeal in parliament, the farmers say they will continue their protest unless there is a law guaranteeing a minimum price for their crop.