Punjab's AAP chief ministerial candidate will be announced next week: Kejriwal

  • Jan. 12, 2022, 12:50 p.m.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will announce its chief ministerial face for the Punjab Assembly elections next week, the party's national convener, Arvind Kejriwal, said on Wednesday. The Delhi chief minister also assured that the state’s law and order situation will improve and justice will be ensured in all previous incidents of sacrilege if AAP comes to power in Punjab.

Kejriwal said during his two-day trip to Punjab that he would work with the people of Punjab to improve the law and order situation and ensure justice in all previous incidents of sacrilege if AAP comes to power.

He added that security will be ensured for all, be it the prime minister or anyone else.

Kejriwal refused to elaborate on the details of the chief ministerial candidate.

Kejriwal is on his first visit to Punjab since the announcement of the poll schedule by the Election Commission of India.

Speculations have been rife around AAP state unit president and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann’s name as the CM’s face, but Kejriwal has been reluctant to announce the name too early. The Aam Aadmi Party contested its maiden

Punjab Assembly polls in 2017 were held without a CM face and the party won 20 seats, becoming the principal opposition party in the state.

The party has already announced the names of candidates for 109 of the 117 Assembly seats and has maintained that it will go into polls this time with a CM face.

The ruling Congress is yet to release the candidates’ list for the upcoming polls.

The Assembly elections in Punjab will take place on February 14 and the results will be declared on March 10.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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