Punjab Chief Minister’s Cousin Joins BJP: Before the Assembly elections, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s cousin
brother Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of the
Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at Chandigarh on Tuesday.
In the past, many members from Punjab, such as former MP Arvind Khanna Shiromani
Akali (SAD) head Gurdeep Singh Gosha, as well as ex- Amritsar city councilor Dharamveer
Sarin were a part of the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of union ministers Hardeep Singh
Puri and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in the party’s headquarters in the capital city.
It is expect that the term of the Punjab Assembly will end in March. The Assembly
elections for Punjab will be conduct in one phase on February 14, and the count of votes
to be completed on March 10.
In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress was able to win an absolute majority of the
state with 77 seats.
They also overthrew the SAD-BJP administration after ten years. But, on the other hand,
Aam Aadmi Party emerged as the second-largest party, securing 20 seats out of the 117-
member Punjab Legislative Assembly.
In contrast, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) secured only 15 seats, while the BJP got three