After nearly 30 years in the assembly elections to be held in Punjab in 2022, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Akali Dal will not contest together.
The Akali Dal has already pulled out of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance over the new laws on agriculture.
Now, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Tarun Chugh has given a statement that for the Punjab Assembly elections to be held in 2022, the BJP has started preparations to field candidates for all 117 seats.
Amit Shah will inaugurate opening of party offices in 10 districts of Punjab
Tarun Chugh told that on November 19, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah will inaugurate online opening of party offices in 10 districts of Punjab and after that he will also undertake a 3-4 day tour in the state during which preparations for the next assembly elections will be held.
Tarun Chugh said that the BJP is going to strengthen the organization by preparing workers at the grassroots level in 23,000 booths in Punjab.
An alliance since 1992…
For a long time, there was an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Akali Dal during every election in Punjab and both parties had been contesting elections together.
Since 1992, there was an alliance between the two parties and under that alliance the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Akali Dal contested on 23 of the 117 assembly seats in the state, similarly BJP and 10 out of 13 seats in the Lok Sabha.
Akali Dal candidates contested on seats. But the Akali Dal has broken ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the NDA this year, calling the new Farmers Law as anti-farmer law. After the break-up of the Akali Dal, the Bharatiya Janata Party has now decided to contest the elections by their own in Punjab.