SAD-BJP alliance unlikely in Punjab, it doesn’t suit ‘our growing party’: Puri
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that he does not see any possibility of an alliance of the BJP with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab. He said that their past experience during the alliance show that they (BJP) were in the backseat and that proved counterproductive for them.
Speaking to mediapersons in Jalandhar, Puri said, that he was never in favour of the alliance (SAD-BJP alliance). “Even today, I can say that this alliance was not good for the BJP as we were contesting only on 23 seats of the total 117. Our party is growing and the alliance does not suit us,” he said, adding that BJP has been trying to create a base on all seats in the state and working at the ground level.
When asked what if SAD approaches them, he said, “Akali Dal has good people. They are all welcome to talk to us. More good people should join the SAD. In 2022, voters were against Congress and SAD and they were angry with us as we were in alliance.
The voters then saw a new hope in AAP but now they know that false promises were made to them. The know that AAP says something and does something else. So this time, voters will vote for us.”