Is BJP hoping to win one more LS seat in Punjab?
New Delhi: What is the loss to the Congress or the gain to the BJP if Captain Amarinder Singh, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, joins the saffron party? According to informed sources, the BJP does not expect much from the Captain. Therefore, he is less likely to be given any important responsibility in the party. BJP has already given a big message to the Sikh voters of the state by including former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura as a Sikh face in the Parliamentary Board. Therefore, there is no need to send any message to the Sikhs through the 80-year-old captain. A BJP leader says that the captain’s case is only about one Lok Sabha seat and even the BJP is working on one Lok Sabha seat for the next election and even Captain will also work on the same.
It is worth mentioning that the BJP had fought the last election in coordination with the Akali Dal and got two seats. This time the party is trying to win one or two new seats while somehow retaining these two seats. That is, the party is fighting with a target of winning three to four seats in Punjab. Captain Amarinder Singh can come in handy in this. His wife Preneet Kaur is a Congress MP from Patiala seat. In the next Lok Sabha elections, she can contest on a BJP ticket and the party can win this seat. Apart from this, Captain has no more use for BJP.