BJP ready to form alliance with like-minded political party: Malik
Top BJP leader MP Shwait Malik, who was in town on Thursday, did not rule out the possibility that the Saffron Party would form an alliance before or after the poll with “any like-minded political party.”
Malik, who was in town to gather feedback from industrialists, traders, small entrepreneurs and sales tax lawyers, said the policy was about permutation and combinations. âWe cannot rule out the possibility of forming an alliance with a like-minded political party. Nevertheless, we have decided to present candidates for the 117 seats, âsaid Malik, when asked about the possibility of forging an alliance with the new Punjab Lokhit party of the former chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh.
Regarding the repeal of the three farm laws, Malik said: âWe are fortunate to have a compassionate prime minister who repealed the farm laws and did not make it an ego issue, although the three laws were in the best interests of farmers. Almost 80% of farmers had welcomed the new laws, but only farmers in Punjab and Haryana were moved. The Prime Minister therefore decided to repeal the laws.
Besides congressional leaders, former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and SAD chairman Sukhbir Singh Badal also praised the three agricultural laws. SAD chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who was a minister at the time, had read the ordinance and even signed the laws, he said.
Asked about the chances of renewing his alliance with the SAD, Malik said such decisions were taken by the party’s high command.
He accused Congress and the Aam Aadmi party of making false promises before the legislative elections. âPunjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu blames Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in public for making false promises. Not to be outdone, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also taking the people for a walk on the issue of agricultural laws. We will only make promises that can be kept, âsaid Malik.
Senior tax lawyer Varinder Bobby Sharma stressed the need to simplify the GST, while senior lawyer KL Sikri insisted on the introduction of effective lease laws.