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BJP claims to script history with 117 seats in Punjab including Patiala, says Union Minister Shekhawat

Punjab Tribune Bureau | February 01, 2022 01:04 PM

JALANDHAR: Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is going to create history in Punjab. Shekhawat has claimed to form the government in the state.

Punjab Assembly elections will be held in a single phase on February 20. The counting of votes will take place on March 10 as per the schedule released by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Apart from Punjab, elections will be held simultaneously in Uttarakhand and Goa.

 

"The BJP-Punjab Lok Congress alliance will create history in all the 117 seats, including Patiala, from where it is contesting as the people of Punjab need the security of the state and the country," said Shekhawat.

He said that a coalition government will definitely be formed. Former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday filed his nomination papers from Patiala constituency.


Significantly, the Captain had resigned from the post of Chief Minister last year. Singh joined hands with the BJP after the central government repealed three agricultural laws.

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