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BJP high command to take equal seat shares in Punjab

ASHOK KAURA | September 18, 2020 02:46 PM

PHAGWARA:Longtime ongoing cracks were seen appeared between Shiromani Akali Dal and Bhartiya Janta Party after continuous differences going on for the last several years. Several Senior BJP Leaders like Madam Mohan Mittal were repeatedly in favour of breakup with SAD to make BJP powerful in the state. Mittal even went on insisting BJP High Command to take equal seat shares in Punjab.

In fact SAD Leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal was forced to quit from Union Cabinet only to strong vote banks in Farmers for next assembly elections of 2022 only.

Though Clear cut political signals are flashing about breakup between SAD and BJP, but it will depend upon Prime Minister Narinder Modi and Seniormost SAD Leader Parkash Singh Badal who are more close than politics. It was also observed in the last recent years that SAD—BJP alliance could not reach at the point of breakup during Sr Badal’s life.

It will be more shocking if both old political friends chose their separate political paths at this crucial stage of the country.

It was also learnt that SAD Former Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal only wanted to give strong signal to SAD’s alley partner BJP. Now Mrs Badal was adamant to avail the opportunity under the cover of three agricultural ordinances and resigned.

 Even SAD President Sukhbir Badal used harsh words and said SAD was never taken into confidence in this regard so SAD decided to vote against these bills.

Interestingly despite deep differences between SAD and Congress, now both parties are taking one stand and the voice of their leaders seemed to be one voice.

The Political scenario has been changed and both opponent political Parties were forced to take one voice in support of peasantry.

Farmers unions across the state have sunk their political differences to unite against the ordinances. Villagers in the state  have warned they will not let any leader who supports the ordinances enter their villages.

More than hundred years old party, which had its poorest ever showing in the 2017 Assembly elections with a mere 15 seats out of 117, now is not ready to take any risk . Political analysts say it’s a question of survival for the party that enjoyed two successive terms from 2007 before the 2017 rout. The SAD-BJP alliance secured only 15% of the seats while the Congress recorded its most emphatic win since 1957. It was also learnt that if SAD succeed to get power in Punjab Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal would be a CM face of SAD.

Despite this unfortunate development It is well before time whether Congress, BJP with some alliances or SAD-BJP could be able to form a new Government in the year 2022.

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