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AAP will announce CM candidate for Punjab polls tomorrow, Arvind Kejriwal says

Kejriwal had said that MP Bhagwant Mann was his choice for the chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming polls but Mann insisted that the people of Punjab should make this decision.

File photo of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference, in Panaji on 16 January 2022 | Photo: ANI

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his party’s chief ministerial candidate for Punjab assembly polls will be announced on Tuesday.

He had on January 13 asked the people of Punjab to suggest names of their preferred chief ministerial candidates and launched a mobile number for the purpose.

Kejriwal then said that though he had wanted party MP Bhagwant Mann’s name to be declared as the chief ministerial candidate, the latter insisted that the people of Punjab should make this decision.

“The name of the party’s chief ministerial candidate for Punjab assembly elections will be announced tomorrow at 12 noon,” Kejriwal told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

The AAP national convenor had in June 2021 said that the party’s chief ministerial face for the 2022 Punjab assembly polls would be from the Sikh community and that the entire Punjab would be proud of its choice.

Voting for Punjab’s 117 assembly seats is scheduled for February 14 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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