New Delhi : The BJP will fight election on ‘all seats’ in Punjab when the state goes to polls next year, union minister Bhupendra Yadav said on Sunday after a meeting of the national executive of the party which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president JP Nadda and other top leaders of the party.
Yadav, briefing the media about the deliberations of the meeting, said, “BJP will fight elections on all seats in Punjab,” Yadav said.
Asked if there will be no alliance, he did not give a direct reply and said the statement was given by state party chief Ashwani Sharma. Sharma attended the meeting virtually.
The BJP parted ways with alliance partner in Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal last year after the new Farm Laws were passed.
Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who quit the Congress and has announced formation of new party – Punjab Lok Congress, had said he would ally with the BJP if the farmers’ protests are resolved.
In the 2017 assembly polls in the state, Congress had won the elections with a clear majority, winning 77 seats in the 117 member assembly, ousting the SAD-BJP government from the state.
Aam Aadmi Party emerged as the second-largest party winning 20 seats, while SAD won 15 seats and BJP secured 3 seats.