BJP formally announces alliance with Amarinder and Dhindsa’s party for Punjab elections

Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat on Monday said that the BJP will contest the assembly elections in Punjab in alliance with Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s SAD (United).

Both Rajya Sabha MPs Singh and Dhindsa met top BJP leaders, including Speaker JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at Shah’s residence here to chalk out a strategy for the polls.

It was decided in the meeting that the BJP, Singh’s party and Dhindsa’s party would jointly contest the elections in Punjab.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Shekhawat said, “Today, it is officially being announced that BJP, Amarinder Singh’s party and Dhindsa’s party will jointly contest the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.” Shekhawat, BJP’s election in-charge for Punjab, said a joint committee consisting of two leaders from each party would be formed to finalize the seat-sharing agreement.

He also announced that the three-party alliance would come out with a joint manifesto.

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