So far, three Congress MLAs in Punjab have joined the party which is being described as weak in Punjab's election season. These three MLAs are considered close to former CM Captain Amarinder Singh. But the question is arising as to why he joined BJP instead of Captain Amarinder Singh's party Punjab Lok Congress. Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, MLA from Gur Har Sahai assembly seat and former cabinet minister, had joined the BJP on December 21. He was the Sports Minister in Captain's government but was thrown out of the cabinet during Channi's era. After this, Congress MLA from Kadian Fateh Jung Bajwa and MLA from Shri Hargobindpur Balwinder Singh also joined the BJP on Tuesday.
People who keep an eye on the politics of Punjab say that the reason for these people joining BJP is the good support base of BJP in urban areas. These leaders feel that they will be able to get Sikh votes on their faces and become MLAs by securing a large number of Hindu votes on the BJP's election symbol. Regarding not joining the party of Captain Amarinder Singh, it is being said that he is still a new party. In such a situation, it will be difficult to win. It is being said that in the coming time, Captain Amarinder Singh will also merge his party with BJP. However, Punjab Lok Congress spokesperson Prince Khullar has rubbished these rumours, saying that these leaders have joined the BJP only after consulting Capt.
According to Prince Khullar, Rana Gurmeet Sodhi wants to fight from the city of Ferozepur, which is an urban area and has a large number of Hindus. Apart from this, Fateh Jung Bajwa also wants to fight from the Hindu belt. These seats belong to the traditional vote of the BJP. In such a situation, these leaders have thought it right to go to BJP instead of Punjab Lok Congress. Prince Khullar says it is an understanding between the parties of the coalition.
If sources are to be believed, BJP, Captain Amarinder and Dhindsa have together decided that a panel of two people each from the three parties will be formed, which will decide the ticket. It is believed that with this agreement, BJP can get an edge in urban seats. Significantly, in 2017, BJP had contested 23 urban seats including Pathankot, Bhoa, Jalandhar, Mukerian, Anandpur Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Abohar, Ferozepur City, Fazilka, Phagwara and Sujanpur. Her understanding with the Akali Dal was that it would fight in the cities, while the Akali Dal, which had a strong presence among the Sikhs, contested from rural seats.