After much speculation. Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Finally revealed the Chief Ministerial candidate’s name for the Punjab elections 2022. No points for guessing. It is none other than the actor-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann, whose name has been doing rounds for quite some time now. Amid many anticipations regarding Bhagwant Mann being the CM face for Punjab, it gets cleared today.
A two-time MP from Sangrur and the AAP’s Punjab unit president was finally declared as the AAP’s Cm candidate for the upcoming elections to be held on February 20.
Earlier, this month The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had sought the public’s opinion to select the chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections.
Sir, I shall do my best to justify the trust & belief that you & the people of Punjab have bestowed upon me.
Each and every step that I take forward, will make you & 3 crore Punjabis immensely proud. https://t.co/YFH2OA9djf
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) January 18, 2022
Kejriwal gave an open invitation to Punjabi’s to choose their chief ministerial candidate, without consideration of age, sex, religion, or occupation
AAP Press Briefing: Bhagwant Mann, MP from Sangrur, received more than 93 percent of the votes cast via phone and WhatsApp”- Aravind Kejriwal
Meanwhile, Under the campaign. The Aam Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has received around 22 lakh responses to elect AAP’s Punjab CM face for the Assembly Polls, a party leader said
Arvind Kejriwal had asked the people of Punjab to suggest names of their preferred candidates. while for the position of CM candidates and launched a mobile number for the purpose, Earlier on January 13.
“Even though we wanted the party’s state unit chief Bhagwant Mann’s( MP from Sangrur) name to be the Chief ministerial candidate. However, He insisted that people should make the decision”. For which Kejriwal handed support towards the Sangrur MP.
The party’s decision pitches in. After failing to find a Sikh face from outside who could be the pride of Punjab. And with Mann Persistently selling himself for the top position. However, the Public Opinion heads towards The Sangrur MP.
In the meantime, ” AAP leader Raghav Chadha in Chandigarh in a press briefing said. That the party received responses through SMS, Voice calls, WhatsApp messages, etc. AAP’s IT team is scrutinizing each and every message and Kejriwal will disclose the result On Jan 18” he said.
Raghav Chadda further added “ It is only AAP which will announce their chief ministerial face ahead of Punjab assembly polls“
AAP president Arvind Kejriwal while addressing the press told reporters that. ” Bhagwant Mann, a two-time Aam Aadmi Party MP from Sangrur. Received more than 93 percent of the votes cast by phone and WhatsApp”.
I congratulate Sardar Bhagwant Mann on being declared CM face of AAP in Punjab. Whole Punjab is looking upto AAP as a hope. Its a huge responsibility and I am sure Bhagwant will bring back smile on the face of every Punjabi.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 18, 2022
Furthermore, The AAP chief said that “Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu received around 3% of the vote“.
In the meantime, Some even chose Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Party considered it invalid