Punjab Assembly Elections: What is the political math of Akali Dal’s alliance with BSP?

Through this alliance, Akali Dal is eyeing about 33% Dalit vote bank of Punjab and Bahujan Samaj Party is being given most of the seats where Dalit voters decide to lose or win.

There are only a few months left for the assembly elections in Punjab and for this reason all the political parties have increased their enthusiasm. In the latest developments, the Akali Dal announced an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party in the Punjab Assembly elections and both the parties also staked the claim of a big victory for the alliance. Under the alliance formula, Bahujan Samaj Party will contest 20 seats out of 117 assembly seats in Punjab, while Akali Dal will contest on the remaining 97 seats.

Akali Dal alliance with BSP

Akali-BSP’s 25-Year-Old History Through this alliance, Akali Dal is eyeing a large Dalit vote bank of about 33% in Punjab and Bahujan Samaj Party is being given mostly those seats where Dalit voters decide to lose and win. Huh. Of the seats given to BSP, mainly Kartarpur, Jalandhar West, Jalandhar North, Phagwara, Hoshiarpur Urban, Tanda, Dasuha, Chamkaur Sahib, Ludhiana North assembly seats are included. Earlier, Akali Dal and BSP had formed an alliance in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections and are now coming together again after 25 years. In the 1996 Lok Sabha elections, this alliance won 11 out of 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab. BSP won all three seats and Akali Dal won 8 out of 10 seats in the election.

Emphasis on victory with the help of alliance During a special conversation with Aaj Tak, Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal claimed that soon Akali Dal is preparing to bring all the regional parties on one platform and make a front at the central level and it will start with BSP. made in conjunction with. At the same time, BSP national general secretary Satish Mishra, who reached Chandigarh for the announcement of the alliance, also claimed that the Akali-BSP alliance would soon announce the seats and the coalition government would be formed in the coming assembly elections.

What did the BJP say on this alliance? On the alliance, former cabinet minister and BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia said that this alliance will not be successful and BSP has been given 20 seats but it is difficult that Akali Dal will be able to cast its vote on these seats. He said that Akali Dal is an opportunistic party which earlier fought elections in alliance with BJP and now when it has left the BJP, it is making Bahujan Samaj Party its weapon.

Overall, the way Akali Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party have announced an alliance, the politics of Punjab has completely heated up and in view of the alliance of these two parties, all other political parties have also come into election mode.

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