The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that the alliance between Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP is already finalised, and they are just waiting for a more suitable time to announce it.
AAP termed this alliance “unholy”, saying that on the one side, there is a party (BJP) responsible for the deaths of 750 farmers, and on the other hand there is a party (SAD) that protected people responsible for sacrilege in Punjab.
AAP Punjab chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang, while speaking to South First, contended that both parties were befooling people while having entered into a secret alliance.
He claimed former Cabinet minister of BJP and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal initiated efforts to make the alliance possible, and 15 days ago a meeting was held in Delhi where leaders of both parties discussed terms.
Speaking about the alliance, the AAP spokesperson said, “The alliance is already decided where BJP does not want SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and his brother-in-law Bikram Majithia to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.”
“People in BJP know the obvious dislike Punjab has for these two leaders. We, however, are not perturbed by the alliance and are sure of our success on all 14 seats (13 in Punjab, 1 in Chandigarh) in the 2024 general elections”, said Kang.
‘Never broke ties’
He further alleged that SAD and BJP were always one and never parted ways, but kept on fooling Punjabis during the year-long farmers’ protest.
The AAP leader said, “While Harsimrat Kaur Badal was signing the laws, her party was breaking the alliance with BJP. We want to know if SAD has forgiven the BJP for the deaths of 750 farmers.”
“SAD says that the BJP interfered in Sikh matters through Haryana and Delhi Gurdwara Parbandhak Committees; has that stopped now? And what about the Padma Vibhushan that late Parkash Singh Badal returned to show support to farmers’ protest; will the Badal family accept that again,” asked Kang.
Meanwhile, both SAD and BJP have refuted the allegation, claiming that AAP was colluding with its political rival Congress, and trying to divert attention by spreading such rumours.