On Monday, former Punjab leader minister Captain Amarinder Singh formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Birthday celebration (BJP) in addition to merged his new Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) with the saffron birthday celebration.
Addressing the media, the former Congress veteran expressed gratitude to Top Minister Narendra Modi, Union house minister Amit Shah and BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda, pronouncing it used to be now time to sign up for a birthday celebration this is “looking after the interests of the country”, ANI reported.
Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh joined BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Kiren Rijiju, BJP chief Sunil Jakhar & BJP Punjab leader Ashwani Sharma. pic.twitter.com/kXatMlvPVP
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2022
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Kiren Rijiju, BJP chief Sunil Jakhar and BJP Punjab leader Ashwani Sharma have been additionally provide at the match.
Previous in the day, Amarinder, a military veteran, had met Nadda in Delhi earlier than becoming a member of the BJP.
With Amarinder’s entry into the saffron birthday celebration, mavens consider the BJP has received a significant Sikh face which will be superb for the birthday celebration in Punjab.
Let’s take a better glance:
Amarinder’s entry amid AAP vs BJP tussle in Punjab
Amarinder’s new innings with the BJP comes amid the ruling Aam Aadmi Birthday celebration (AAP) govt accussing the saffron birthday celebration of poaching its MLAs.
Punjab leader minister Bhagwant Mann has referred to as a unique consultation of the state Meeting on 22 September to end up his govt’s majority on the flooring.
ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਦੀ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਰੰਸੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੋਈ ਕੀਮਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੁੰਦੀ …22 September ਦਿਨ ਵੀਰਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਸਭਾ ਦਾ ਸਪੈਸ਼ਲ ਸ਼ੈਸ਼ਨ ਬੁਲਾ ਕੇ ਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਮਤਾ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਤੌਰ ‘ਤੇ ਇਹ ਗੱਲ ਸਾਬਤ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ…ਇਨਕਲਾਬ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਾਬਾਦ..! pic.twitter.com/VM2zA1upDP
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) September 19, 2022
Remaining week, a number of AAP lawmakers had filed a police grievance in opposition to the BJP accusing the birthday celebration of creating bids to topple the Mann-led govt via providing cash to its MLAs and “threatening” them below Operation Lotus”, as consistent with NDTV.
The Maharaja of Patiala has referred to as the AAP’s allegations in opposition to the BJP “unnecessary noises just to divert attention”, studies Indian Specific.
Amarinder has now joined the record of his former Congress colleagues akin to Sunil Kumar Jakhar, Balbir Sidhu, Gurpreet Kangar, Raj Kumar Verka and Sundar Sham Arora who left the grand previous birthday celebration for BJP after its humiliating defeat in the Punjab Meeting elections previous this yr.
AAP had registered a landslide victory in the polls via bagging 92 of the 117 Meeting seats, whilst Congress had dropped to 18.
Amarinder’s Punjab Lok Congress which had allied with the BJP all over the polls drew a clean, and the saffron birthday celebration controlled to win in most effective two constituencies. Captain had additionally misplaced his personal bastion – Patiala.
Get advantages for BJP
As consistent with The Quint, with Amarinder’s entry, the BJP can turn into the major Opposition to AAP in Punjab.
If the Shiromani Akali Dal additional weakens, the BJP can successfully transfer a step nearer to decreasing Congress’ area in state politics.
Amarinder needed to renounce from the Punjab leader minister’s put up closing yr and had an unceremonious go out from Congress simply six months forward of the Meeting polls.
He had shaped PLC after leaving the grand previous birthday celebration.
As consistent with Quint assets, the PLC’s merger with the BJP used to be at all times on the horizon and the birthday celebration used to be “a temporary measure”.
For BJP, Amarinder is a robust Sikh face who would even be “acceptable” to the Hindu constituency in Punjab, notes Indian Specific.
Former Union regulation minister and senior Punjab chief Ashwani Kumar stated he believes the BJP will get a “boost” in the state with Amarinder’s entry.
“BJP will be strong in Punjab because of the image of Captain Amarinder Singh as a nationalist secular Sikh leader. Hindu people also like him so how does strong support turn into a vote only time will tell but its effect will be in Punjab and it will strengthen the BJP,” Kumar advised ANI.
Additional, he predicted that with the Captain’s arrival, many Congress leaders have been additionally prone to go away the Congress and sign up for the BJP forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“I think the nationalist forces will get a substantial boost in Punjab. This will have an effect on the 2024 General elections and it is also possible that before the 2024 elections, many leaders of the Congress party may go to the BJP because workers or those who are second-tier leaders, stay in the same party where strong leaders are,” the former Union minister used to be quoted as pronouncing via ANI.
BJP and Amarinder a fit
Even if he used to be with the Congress, Amarinder has sided with the BJP on many problems.
Amarinder, who enjoys a just right rapport with Narendra Modi, additionally aligns with the saffron birthday celebration’s ideology and perspectives on maximum nationalistic problems, notes Indian Specific.
Whilst different states adversarial the Centre’s transfer of accelerating the bodily jurisdiction of the Border Safety Power (BSF), Amarinder used to be amongst the few leaders who supported its extension on the Punjab border.
In keeping with Quint, 80-year-old Amarinder is also given a gubernatorial position or any other vital place via the BJP.
Along with his BJP entry, he has additionally secured the political long run of his circle of relatives, particularly his daughter Jai Inder Kaur and son Raninder Singh, as consistent with The Quint.
With inputs from companies