In Punjab,Bhartiya Janta Party ‘s some senior leaders told Amit Shah, party president to consider in “snapping ties” very seriously with Shiromani Akali Dal which is led by Prakash Badal for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls in 201.
In a meeting that was conducted in New Delhi sources from Bhartiya Janta Party said that point was forwarded to Mr.Shah.
Collective views from the party said that “marriage” of Bhartiya Janta Party needed to be ended with Shiromani Akali Dal “and project itself as a party with a clean image and should let the SAD take full blame and responsibility for the problems that the state was experiencing.”
Deputy Chief Minister and Sukhbir Singh chief Badal Shiromani Akali Dal were scheduled to meet Shah.
For Assembly elections of 2017, the name of the president of state under whom the party would contest will be decided by Shah. Kamal Sharma, chief’s present ‘term of state’ has been expired already and the way in which Bhartiya Janta Party is headed will be decided by the party president of the upcoming state elections.
Tarun Chugh and Ashwani Sharma are the names that are expected for the state party chief.
Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina vice president of the state unit can be the choice “if the party is keen on projecting a Sikh face” “as the BJP would like to show their secular face and at the same time garner the votes of the Jat Sikh community, which is dominant in the rural areas of Punjab.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu is also planning to run for the president of the party but some of the leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party seem to be not very happy in ‘endorsing’ Mr Sidhu because of the ‘hit and run style of politics’.
“Sidhu might have a following, but he is difficult to control and he might not follow the dictates of the high command,” said a senior leader on condition of anonymity.
During Jaitley`s campaign,in order to secure a seat from Punjab, in Amritsar Mr.Sidhu had kept himself away.
In Punjab especially in rural areas from the last few years in order to strengthen its base,Bhartiya Janta Party is making efforts and also introduced a few faces from the Sikh community.
After the setbacks from Bihar and Delhi, Bhartiya Janta Party is very much interested to improve its electoral performance.