After having managed to get a number of disgruntled senior Congress leaders to affix, the Bharatiya Janata Occasion in Punjab is now planning to get into a serious consolidation mode with makes an attempt to rope in former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh into its fold, Information18 has learnt.
Dependable sources mentioned that each the BJP and the Captain had finalised an settlement to merge the previous CM’s Punjab Lok Congress into the saffron social gathering. Singh had floated the social gathering final 12 months forward of the state meeting elections after he was eliminated as chief minister by the Congress. The Captain and his social gathering didn’t make any substantial features within the elections, elevating query marks over his transfer.
“It will have been higher off for Captain to have merged with the BJP and carried out a full-throttle marketing campaign. It is smart for the previous chief minister to come back on board now since lots of his former colleagues together with Sunil Jakhar have joined the social gathering,” mentioned a pacesetter.
Sources mentioned that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had withdrawn the three contentious farm legal guidelines final 12 months, the BJP was not seen as a “pariah” within the political panorama of the state and it was simpler now for leaders concerned with becoming a member of to cross over.
Captain Amarinder is presently recovering from again surgical procedure in London and is anticipated to return to the state inside ten days. Sources mentioned that the 89-year-old former CM has been holding talks with the BJP’s prime brass and his entry into the social gathering fold might occur as soon as he’s again.
“The modalities are being labored out however it appears very seemingly that as an alternative of working as a separate entity he might do properly being a part of the BJP,” mentioned a pacesetter.
BJP sources mentioned that his entry might give a fillip to makes an attempt by the social gathering to make inroads in Punjab earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Sources mentioned that the Punjab BJP after having managed to get a number of former leaders from different events to affix believes it may make some features. Although it completed fourth within the not too long ago held Sangrur bypolls, it ended up forward of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) from a constituency the place it had been historically faring poorly.