The tide of change of party in BJP
Manjinder Singh Sirsa has resigned as head of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee to join the BJP. This move by the BJP has given a one-point push to the opposition parties. Soon after, former Punjab Police DG S Virk and former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Sarabjit Singh Makkar joined the BJP. About two dozen other politicians, most of them Sikhs, have joined the BJP with supporters.
Amit Shah hints at an alliance with multiple leaders
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is all set to form an alliance with the BJP. His main condition is the repeal of the three agricultural laws. He has already spoken to Union Home Minister Amit Shah more than once. Will do the next day. He also hinted at having several Congress MLAs with him.
On the other hand, Amit Shah spoke to Sukhdev Singh Dhingsa, former leader of Akali Dal (Badal). The BJP also has contacts with many senior Punjab leaders. They will soon join the BJP or form an alliance with the BJP before the elections.
The BJP has nothing to lose in Punjab
Longtime ally Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has left the BJP. In general, the BJP has won only 23 out of 117 seats in the Assembly elections. But after severing ties with the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), the BJP is getting a chance to fight in all the seats. In that case, the BJP has nothing to lose from Punjab. Whatever they get will be considered as strengthening the Gerua camp. Because in the last assembly elections of 2016, BJP had won only 3 seats in Punjab. The BJP is hopeful that the number of BJP seats in Punjab will increase from 3 to 6 in West Bengal.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the Congress may be in trouble
The way the BJP has jumped into power in Punjab could put the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) in jeopardy. The first step was for Manjinder Singh Sirsa to join the BJP. Shortly after Sirsa joined the BJP, Harpreet Singh, an expert on the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) as well as the Akal Takht, alleged that the BJP had taken Sirsa to the party by threatening to imprison him. Although Manjinder Singh Sirsa has denied the allegations, he has voluntarily joined the BJP. Because Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) is not in a position to solve the problems of Sikhs.