Lok Sabha polls: BJP to contest 3, SAD 10 seats from Punjab

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 00:26

Hoshiarpur: The BJP on Tuesday said it would contest three Lok Sabha seats and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal 10 in next year`s general elections from Punjab.

This was the same number of seats contested by the two parties, which are sharing power in Punjab, in the last parliamentary elections in the state.

Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma, however, said the party was mulling interchanging some seats with the SAD.

The number of Lok Sabha seats to be contested by the two parties would be the same -- BJP three and SAD 10 -- as in 2009 polls, he said.

"Nevertheless, the BJP may change some constituencies with the SAD," he said.

Sharma`s statement assumes significance in the backdrop of BJP`s three-time MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu coming out in open against the Parkash Singh Badal government on the issue of development funds for his constituency.

At present BJP has only one Lok Sabha MP from Punjab -- -- Sidhu from Amritsar constituency.
On the upcoming Delhi elections, Sharma said the SAD and the BJP would unitedly fight the polls.

"The sharing of seats will be decided by the state units of both the parties shortly," the Punjab BJP chief said.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 00:26
TAGS:

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map