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Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal in mood to handover power to Sukhbir Singh Badal!
Everyone has heard the Indian Idiom - Ek Teer Se Do Nishane (use one resource to hit two targets). But, in politics, its meaning is going to be changed with new concept - Ek Teer Se Kai Nishane.

Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab, who has given an indication to have an 'open front' against those who have formed a separate committee of Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee in Haryana, to maintain the unity, it is also expected that senior Badal may resign from the post of Chief Minister to serve the panth.

But as to what is the motive behind this move, could only be known to Parkash Singh Badal and this statement has created a furore in the Punjab politics. The political experts are of the view that Badal has about five decades of experience with him in politics and he would not like to leave this prestigious post without any specific reason and it is termed as a deep politics beyond one's understanding. 

In other words, senior Badal wants to hand over the power to junior Badal ? Sukhbir Singh Badal, now Deputy Chief Minister and he was looking for an excuse which he got it and it is the best opportunity. It is also said that all arrangements have been made to make Sukhbir Singh Badal sit on the chair of Chief Minister.

In case this opportunity is lost, he will have to wait for 2017 Assembly elections and what would be the circumstances at that time, is difficult to predict as of now and is not ready to take the risk. 

In fact, the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal is seeing the things from his experienced eyes and in case he hands over the chair to Sukhbir Singh Badal, there will not be much opposition and BJP is not in a position to oppose it. Because, according to alliance, the post of Chief Minister comes the part of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP has no concern or problem if it is occupied by anybody else.

In the past, Manpreet Badal was opposing such moves in the SAD and he was the major hurdle between CM's chair and Sukhbir Singh Badal, which had been removed about five years long back. Another reason is, Sukhbir Singh Badal has influence over most of the MLAs and nearest relative Bikram Singh Majitia. In such a situation, Adesh Partap Singh too don't want to tarnish his political image. 

It is a fact that in case this opportunity is lost by Senior Badal, there are chances of powerful opposition in 2017 as with the BJP government at the Centre, the BJP in the state has also become active and started speaking in loud voice and can also claim for more seats against the present share of 23. 

Senior Badal is playing a big game and he wants to snub all voices of opposition and wants the next elections under the patronage of Sukhbir Singh Badal. 

But the major problem, once Sukhbir Singh Badal becomes Chief Minister, will be as to who will be the Deputy Chief Minister? With these arrangements, while the Sukhbir's chair will be safe in Punjab, the Senior Badal will be pleasing the BJP in the Centre besides becoming capable of making a strategy for the next Assemble elections.

Frankly speaking, Parkash Singh Badal is going to the change the old Indian proverb to, use one resource and hit multiple targets.

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