Chandigarh : Union Home Minister Amit Shah will heat up the politics of Punjab. Shah is holding a rally in Patiala on 29 January. Patiala is the stronghold of former CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Captain has recently joined BJP. After the defeat in the assembly elections, this will also be a show of strength for the Captain.
At the same time, Amit Shah’s visit is also being linked to Rahul Gandhi’s visit. Before the Lok Sabha elections next year, Rahul Gandhi is taking out Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab. In such a situation, the politics of BJP is also being linked with the point of view of controlling the damage caused to BJP by Rahul’s visit.
Rahul is targeting BJP only
Amit Shah’s visit is also special because Rahul Gandhi is targeting the BJP in his rallies. During the journey in Punjab, he is not saying anything about the state government i.e. Aam Aadmi Party. His target is Prime Minister Modi. He is raising issues like wrong GST, demonetisation. Through which he is talking about ruining the business and benefiting a few businessmen. Shah can answer this to Rahul through a rally.
Discussion on strengthening the party as well
Amit Shah’s visit to Patiala is also being linked to the strengthening of the party. Apart from Captain Amarinder Singh and Sunil Jakhar, the BJP in Punjab has recently got the support of many veteran former ministers of the Congress. In such a situation, through them, he will also make a strategy to establish the party firmly in the whole of Punjab and perform well in the Lok Sabha elections. Regarding this, there will also be a discussion on strengthening the organization at the grassroots level and bringing leaders with mass base forward in the party.
This time the Akali Dal is not together
The situation in Punjab is grim for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year. The reason for this is that now the Akali Dal is not with him. The Akali Dal has left the BJP on the agricultural reform laws. Because of this, BJP will now contest all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab alone. In such a situation, it is necessary to find strong candidates from the party itself. Shah’s visit is also being linked to this angle.