Reacting to Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s criticism, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said they had misinterpreted his appeal and linked it to the upcoming Assembly polls.
BJP national general secretary Dushyant Gautam, the party in-charge for Punjab, inducted Inderjeet Singh in the party.
While party president Sukhbir Badal will contest from Jalalabad, his father and party patron Parkash Singh Badal does not figure in the list.
Says electioneering in Punjab well before polls will be seen as move against kisans
Will warn political parties not to enter villages campaigning for Assembly election
The Shiromani Akali Dal on August 29 announced the names of three candidates for the 2022 assembly elections.
In a major jolt to four rebel ministers and nearly two dozen MLAs seeking the ouster of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the AICC on Wednesday reposed faith in the embattled leader.
A section of Punjab Congress leaders expressed their resentment over Amarinder Singh to party high command.
Congress delegation includes five ministers -- Tript Rajinder Bajwa, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Charanjit Channi and Pargat Singh.
Sidhu also trained guns at the previous SAD-BJP regime accusing them of patronising mafias in Punjab.
Raghav Chadha took on Twitter to make the clarification, tagging a report on a possible tie-up between the two parties ahead of the Punjab assembly polls next year.
Tewari in a tweet cited Punjab's demography and mentioned that Sikhs constitute 57.75 per cent of the population while Hindus and Dalits constitute 38.49 and 31.94 per cent respectively.
The Congress is likely to come with amicable formula for Punjab this week as infighting within the state unit has not de-escalated.
The visit comes ahead of the Assembly polls in Punjab next year.
Sidhu is reportedly not keen on Deputy CM’s post and has insisted on the state Congress chief’s chair, which Amarinder has rejected, preferring instead a Hindu face.