BJP core committee to review Punjab poll results
Amid BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley's humiliating defeat from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, Punjab BJP unit on Friday said it would hold its core committee meeting on May 27 to review Lok Sabha election results and performance of the state government.
"In the meeting which will be held at New Delhi, the election results will be reviewed," Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma said in a release issued here.
The core group would introspect on the 2014 general election results in which BJP won two Lok Sabha seats — Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur — while Amritsar seat was yielded to Congress candidate Amarinder Singh by over one lakh votes.
BJP this time preferred to field Jaitley over three-time MP Navjot Sidhu.
The meeting would also evaluate and analyse the performance of the SAD-BJP regime in the state, he said, adding that it would be attended by Punjab incharge and senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar.
Of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the BJP won two while its ally SAD managed to win four — Bathinda, Ferozepur, Khadoor Sahib and Ananadpur Sahib.
The ruling SAD-BJP combine was facing strong anti-incumbency in Lok Sabha polls.
AAP put its stamp of authority on four seats - Sangrur, Patiala, Faridkot and Fatehgarh Sahib, while Congress had to rest content with three seats — Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.