Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will announce his occasion’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the Punjab meeting elections as we speak. The announcement will probably be made at 12 pm.
Mr Kejriwal had final week launched a telephone quantity and requested the folks of Punjab to inform them who they wish to see as AAP’s candidate for the highest job. On the identical press convention, he had stated that the occasion was eager to offer the duty to two-time MP Bhagwant Mann, however he himself urged the thought of asking for folks’s selection.
Mr Mann, AAP’s state president, represents the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. He remained with the occasion at the same time as AAP noticed mass defection final 12 months.
In 2018, Mr Mann had resigned from the put up of occasion president after Arvind Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab minister and Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia for allegations towards him for his involvement within the drug commerce.
Mr Mann has typically been known as an alcoholic however claims to be solely a social drinker.
Bhagwant Mann’s picture as a frontrunner has remained freed from the taint of corruption. His way of life sans any ostentation and flamboyance has given him the picture of a mass chief. Within the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mr Mann gained his seat with the very best margin within the state.
Earlier as we speak, a video shared by the Congress occasion on its Twitter deal with that includes actor-philanthropist Sonu Sood triggered hypothesis as to who would be the Chief Ministerial face of the occasion within the upcoming Punjab meeting elections. The video features a montage of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s visuals with dramatic background music pitching him as the person for the CM’s job.
The Meeting polls in Punjab are scheduled to happen in a single part on February 20. The votes will probably be counted on March 10.