Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lok Sabha polls: BJP says it may swap some seats with SAD in Punjab

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PHAGWARA: The BJP today said there was likelihood of its swapping some seats with its ally Shiromani Akali Dal for upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Punjab.

Addressing a press conference here, state BJP chief Kamal Sharma, however, did not specify which seats the party might swap with the SAD.

He said there was possibility of the BJP changing some seats with the SAD in the next Lok Sabha polls in the state.

The state BJP head, however, added the party might end up contesting from its traditional seats --Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur.

On the possibility of an increase in BJP's seat share, Sharma said since the stakes were very high this time, the matter was not under consideration.

He said "our alliance with the SAD is based on trust and maturity. We want to win all 13 seats in Punjab,"

On Narendra Modi, Sharma said both the BJP and SAD cadres were very much enthused with the projection of the Gujarat CM as the Prime Ministerial candidate.

"We have already gone into the election mode. We have appointed in-charges and co-incharges for all 13 seats for better co-ordination between the two parties," he said.

Source: Indiatimes

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