Punjab: Cracks in Congress open up space for AAP, Akalis.
Drive across Punjab and you will be greeted with posters of a beaming Arvind Kejriwal with Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the former police officer who investigated the sensitive desecration case and joined AAP recently.
At the same time, you cannot ignore the giant billboards of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, and the smaller ones of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal with BSP supremo Mayawati. The BJP, still reeling under the backlash over the farm laws, is conspicuous, too, in a way — by its absence.
The Assembly polls in Punjab are less than a year away. And just when it seemed that the ruling Congress was assured of a return ticket, the widening cracks within the party have opened up the field.