With the 2017 Punjab elections in the view of both Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP both have started making statements which have suggested they may go solo, contesting the election alone.
During a press conference BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said the Akali Dal and BJP are together today but who knows what can happen tomorrow. The Shiromani Akali Dal holds a majority with its latest MLA victory in Dhuri.
On the other hand the Congress party has gone into disarray, with many of its leading candidates giving disappointing results.
The competition will come largely from the Aam Aadmi Party who took 4 MP seats during the Lok Sabha elections and will seek to gain political strength in Punjab after winning in Delhi.