The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accepted the friend request of Captain Amrinder Singh. BJP general secretary and in-charge of its Punjab unit Dushyant Gautam however, also said that the party is ready to join hands with anyone who prioritises national interest but nothing has yet been finalised. “Our main agenda is nationalism and keeping the nation first. All those parties who want to form alliances with us on this agenda are welcome,” Gautam said. "Our doors are open for an alliance, though only our parliamentary board can take the decision," Gautam said.
The BJP leader also said that Singh’s stance on the issues of national security should be praised. “He (Amarinder Singh) was a soldier. He knows about the threats to the country and how to secure it is” Gautam further said. “He is patriotic. And whenever it was a matter of national security and security at the borders, we have appreciated his stand,” he added. Regarding Singh’s condition about the farmers issue, Gautam said that his party was committed to it. “He talked about farmers' issues. We are committed to it and are working for the welfare of farmers. When the time comes, both will sit together and discuss farmers' issues,” he said.