The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) acquired over 2.8 lakh responses inside 4 hours of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal issuing a quantity the place individuals might ship the identify of the Punjab chief ministerial candidate of their selection.
Kejriwal had earlier right this moment introduced that individuals can message and name on the quantity 70748 70748 by 17 January until 5 pm to ship their ideas on who needs to be the chief ministerial candidate from AAP for the upcoming Punjab Meeting polls.
“This is happening in India, probably for the first time after 1947 that a party is asking the public to tell us who should be the CM face. By calling, or through WhatsApp messaging on the number 70748 70748, you can give your suggestions by 5 pm on 17 January. Based on the suggestions, we will choose our CM candidate. My personal choice is not important. Public choice is important,” he stated at a press convention in Chandigarh.
Additional, ruling himself out of the race, Kejriwal said that his personal choice for the publish is Bhagwant Mann.
“Bhagwant Mann is very dear to me. He is like my younger brother. I was also sitting in the room saying that we should make Bhagwant Mann the Chief Ministerial candidate, but he said that no, we should ask people. This ritual of deciding the Chief Ministerial candidate in closed doors should be stopped,” Kejriwal stated.
“It is almost certain that AAP will come to power in Punjab. I want to request all my volunteers to give one last push. I want to request Punjab voters to give lots of votes. We should win more than 80 seats instead of 60 seats,” he added.
The Delhi chief minister claimed that whereas it’s clear that the AAP will type the subsequent authorities in Punjab, the celebration is eyeing at the least 80 Meeting seats, and appealed to “all our volunteers” in addition to the voters “to give one final push” to attain the goal.
Requested concerning the names of the opposite leaders who’re within the race for the highest publish apart from Mann, he stated let the individuals select the candidate of their selection.
In June final yr, Kejriwal had introduced that the AAP’s chief ministerial candidate in Punjab can be from the Sikh group.
Polling for the meeting polls in Punjab is scheduled to be held on 14 February and the counting of votes will happen on 10 March.
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