New Delhi M¤ A six-member committee will decide a seat-sharing pact between the BJP, Punjab Lok Congress and SAD (Sanyukt) for the Punjab Assembly elections.
This follows a meeting of the leaders of the three parties in the national capital on Monday.
The meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda, Punjab Lok Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh, former Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s SAD (Sanyukt).
Talking to the media, BJP in-charge for Punjab Shekhawat said: “A committee consisting of two members for each party will be formed to discuss seat sharing and all key issues related to Punjab.”
The committee, he said, will prepare a joint manifesto to create “a new Punjab”.
Elections to the 117-member assembly in Punjab are scheduled to be held early next year.
In 2017, the Congress won 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 long years. The Aam Aadmi Party emerged as the second-largest party winning 20 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly.