Chandigarh, Dec 2: Congress’ chief ministerial candidate in Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh claims that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won’t win more than 8-9 seats in the upcoming assembly elections. At the HT Summit in Delhi, Amarinder said that Punjabis have a short fuse and they are already disappointed against Kejriwal. Amarinder added that AAP’s popularity in Punjab is constantly dipping, and the party would fail to make a decent impression in the polls scheduled next year. “AAP won’t win more than 8-9 seats,” Amarinder was quoted as saying by NDTV.
Amarinder dared Kejriwal to contest against him from any seat in Punjab. “I challenge him to pick any seat from Punjab. I will contest against him. I’m sure he would be defeated,” the former Chief Minister said. Amarinder had earlier too challenged Kejriwal for open debate with him on issues concerning the forthcoming polls.
Amarinder further added that the upcoming elections will be his last innings in politics. The 74-year-old leader believes that the younger generation should take the centrestage in nationwide politics. “This is my last turn in politics. I won’t fight anymore. 70 per cent of Indian are below the age of 40. I believe that the new generation must come up. My last effort is to eradicate the drug menace from Punjab. I had pitched the idea of contesting in Punjab as CM candidate to Congress President Sonia Gandhi after explaining her my vision,” he added.