Punjab Assembly Election: Bhagwant Mann to be AAP’s Chief Ministerial Candidate in Upcoming Polls
Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha MP from Sangrur constituency Bhagwant Mann will be the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Mohali: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced AAP’s Punjab president Bhagwant Mann as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly Elections. Addressing a gathering in Punjab’s Mohali, CM Kejriwal made the important announcement and said that Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha MP from Sangrur constituency Bhagwant Mann will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Hours after being named as the state’s chief ministerial face, Mann said, “Have to deal with several problems in Punjab. The focus will be on providing jobs to youth. ‘Mafia raj’ will be abolished. I belong to a middle-class family, never thought of reaching here. Will win seats by 2/3 margin.”
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Earlier last week, Arvind Kejriwal has asked the people of Punjab to suggest names of their preferred choice for chief ministerial candidate and launched a mobile number for the purpose. He even stated that his own preference for the post is Bhagwant Mann, who is Punjab unit chief and the MP from Sangrur.
#WATCH | Delhi CM & Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal announces party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections pic.twitter.com/cBEsKHAhEu
— ANI (@ANI) January 18, 2022
Hence, to select the party’s chief minister face for Punjab, the Delhi chief minister launched a mobile number — 7074870748 — on which people can give their opinion till 5 pm on January 17 by recording their voice and sending a text or WhatsApp messages as to who should be the party’s chief ministerial candidate. And, while announcing Punjab’s CM face today, Kejriwal said that around 93% people voted to choose Mann as AAP’s Chief Ministerial candidate.
In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years. Aam Aadmi Party emerged as the second-largest party winning 20 seats in 117-member Punjab Legislative Assembly. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) could only manage to win 15 seats while the BJP secured 3 seats.
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