The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed on Saturday that the alliance between Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already been finalised in Punjab they usually “are just waiting for a more suitable time to announce it”.
AAP termed this ‘alliance’ as “unholy”, saying that on one hand there “is a party responsible for the deaths of 750 farmers, and on the other hand there is a party which protected people responsible for sacrilege in Punjab”.
Addressing the media right here, AAP chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang claimed that former Union minister and spouse of SAD chief Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, initiated efforts to make the alliance doable and 15 days in the past a gathering was held in Delhi the place leaders of each events had been current to debate phrases.
According to Kang, the phrases of the alliance have already been determined the place the BJP “does not want SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and his brother-in-law Bikram Majithia to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections”.
He stated the BJP “knows the obvious dislike the people of Punjab have for these two leaders”.
Kang added that below the desk and backstage, SAD and BJP had been all the time one and by no means parted their methods.
He stated through the farmers’ protest, the Akali Dal solely did ‘drama’ of breaking the alliance with the BJP to mislead the individuals.
“But the people of Punjab already hate both the parties and their alliance will only make people dislike them even more, ” Kang stated.
He stated SAD and BJP “are a team but they are not announcing it to the public yet because they are scared of the ire that they will face from the people of Punjab”.
Kang additionally raised a couple of questions for the Akali Dal the solutions of which the individuals would need to know — Did SAD forgive the BJP for the deaths of 750 farmers? SAD says the BJP interferes in Sikh issues by way of Haryana and Delhi Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, did that cease now? And what in regards to the Padma Vibhushan that late Parkash Singh Badal returned to point out assist to farmers’ protest, will the Badal household settle for that once more?
Kang additionally questioned Harsimrat Kaur who signed the three farm legal guidelines at a Cabinet assembly of the BJP-led Central authorities.
He stated the minutes of that Cabinet assembly had been by no means made public as a result of backstage these two events had been all the time on one another’s aspect.
Kang stated that is an “unholy alliance that the people will never accept, but SAD has no ground left in Punjab and that is why it is trying to forge this alliance for a long time now”.
The BJP remained SAD’s ally for nearly 25 years till 2020, when the Akalis broke away as a mark of protest in opposition to the now repealed three farm legal guidelines.
The BJP and the Akali Dal contested 5 consecutive Lok Sabha elections collectively in Punjab until 2019. The Akali Dal used to contest 10 seats, and the BJP on three out of the 13.
The SAD-BJP shaped coalition authorities thrice within the state — in 1997, 2007 and 2012.
Both events contested the 2022 Punjab elections individually. The Akali Dal gained three seats, down from 15 it had gained in 2017, whereas the BJP gained two seats.