Chandigarh11 hours agoAuthor: Manish Sharma
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New year is celebrated all over the world but for Punjab it is something special. The biggest question of the new year is who will be the next Chief Minister of Punjab? Which party will form the next government in Punjab? Will the Congress be successful in getting power for the second time in a row or else the Akali Dal will return.
The important question is also for the Aam Aadmi Party whether it will be able to form the government this time in Punjab ruled by Akali Dal and Congress. At the same time, will Captain Amarinder Singh, who left the Congress, be able to ally with the BJP and give a third option in Punjab. All eyes are also on the farmers whether they will be able to reach the assembly through the Singhu border. A new government will be formed in Punjab in the month of March. After which the answer to this biggest question will be found.
Know… the challenges of different parties in this struggle for power
Congress: Trying hard to become CM
The Congress, which is currently in power in Punjab, is confident of winning the next time as well. More than winning the election here, the emphasis is on who will become the CM. In Punjab, Charanjit Channi or Navjot Sidhu, the trump card of election campaign, made CM to garner 32% vote bank. The claim is also about Sunil Jakhar, the veteran Hindu face of Congress.
Akali Dal: CM face clear but challenges big
The CM face in Akali Dal is Sukhbir Badal. Sukhbir Badal himself has said this thing. This time Akali Dal is fighting in alliance with BSP. However, the challenges for them are big. Akali Dal is a village party. He does politics of cult but the stains of sacrilege have not left yet. Then the situation is challenging because of farmers’ organizations contesting elections in the villages. The Akali Dal could not increase its acceptance in the cities and now the BJP is also not with it, so the problem is big.
Aam Aadmi Party: CM will be from Sikh society but vote in the name of Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party is getting good support in Punjab but the CM face remains tight-lipped. Workers are raising the demand to declare MP Bhagwant Mann. Despite this, the campaign is being done in the name of Kejriwal. ‘Ik Mauka Kejriwal Nu’ is the slogan of AAP. Kejriwal has definitely said that the CM face in Punjab will be from the Sikh community, but he could not name the name yet.
Captain Amarinder Singh: Political stature at stake and understood
This time the question is also about the political stature and understanding of Captain Amarinder Singh. Captain Amarinder Singh was suddenly removed from the CM’s chair by the Congress. Captain Amarinder Singh, 80, considered it an insult. He jumped into the electoral fray by forming Punjab Lok Congress. This time he is in the fray with the BJP. He has a big political stature in Punjab as the Captain has been the President of Congress 3 times and Chief Minister for 9 and a half years for 2 times. However, if he wins this time, will he become the CM, the captain has left this question for after the election results.
BJP: ‘Captain’ found amidst opposition and challenges
The result of Punjab elections is also important for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). There are 3 big reasons for this. The first is that this time the BJP is contesting the elections separately from the Akali Dal. The BJP is being opposed in Punjab because of the second farmer’s movement. Third, he is contesting the elections along with Captain Amarinder Singh. BJP also does not have any CM face in Punjab.
Farmer’s organization: Assembly race from Singhu border
Most of the eyes will be on those 22 farmer organizations of Punjab. Those who got success in the farmers’ movement and have now declared a political war. 22 out of 32 organizations of Punjab, which were part of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), which run the successful farmers’ movement, have formed a Samyukta Samaj Morcha. Whose CM face is Balbir Rajewal. Will the farmers be able to defeat the traditional parties?, that is the big question.