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"Bhagwant Mann Should Be Chief Minister, But He Said…": Arvind Kejriwal


The AAP’s tele-voting transfer is massively disappointing for AAP MP Bhagwant Mann. (File)

New Delhi:

The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) at present revealed an uncommon resolution to a raging battle inside over a Chief Minister candidate in Punjab. The occasion has requested voters to dial 7074870748 to call their alternative.

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned he would identify his occasion’s Punjab face on January 17 primarily based on tele-voting by the folks.

“That is the primary time a celebration is letting the general public select their very own Chief Minister,” he mentioned, AAP’s Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann by his facet.

“The folks of Punjab can name, WhatsApp or SMS on 7074870748 and identify their alternative. The telephone quantity will probably be open until 5 PM on Jan 17. We are going to undergo the responses and primarily based on the suggestions, AAP will choose its Chief Minister candidate,” Mr Kejriwal informed reporters.

The occasion later mentioned it had obtained over 2.8 lakh calls within the first 4 hours.

AAP additionally launched a poster that mentioned: “Janta chunegi apna CM (Individuals will select their Chief Minister). Name 7074870748.”

The dial-a-choice possibility is seen to trace at AAP’s reluctance to go official with Bhagwant Mann, who has waited lengthy for the occasion to call him as its face for the Punjab election on February 14.

Stories mentioned AAP was additionally in contact with Balbir Rajewal, a farm union chief. But talks with him apparently failed, and AAP was left with restricted choices.

The outcomes of the telephone survey, say AAP leaders, is vital for Mr Kejriwal to divine whether or not Mr Mann is the selection of Punjabi voters.

Requested about Mr Mann and the occasion’s Punjab plan, Mr Kejriwal mentioned: “Bhagwant Mann could be very expensive to me. He is my chhota bhai (youthful brother). He is the largest chief of AAP. I used to be additionally saying he must be the Chief Minister candidate. But then he mentioned no…the folks should determine.”

On whether or not he was among the many choices earlier than voters, Mr Kejriwal mentioned: “I’m not within the race.”

AAP has emerged as a powerful challenger to Punjab’s ruling Congress within the coming elections. The BJP-Amarinder Singh tie-up and the Akali Dal-led alliance full the four-way contest.

But the occasion has, to this point, been guarded about committing to a chief ministerial face.

Within the 2017 meeting election, the Congress occasion gained 77 of the 117 constituencies of Punjab. AAP had emerged second, successful 20 seats. The Akali Dal had gained 15 seats and its now separated alliance companion BJP, had gained three seats.



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