• THE DEN

AAP to announce its chief ministerial face for Punjab Assembly elections next week

|HT|


Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will announce its chief ministerial face for Punjab Assembly elections, 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. “We assure 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,” Kejriwal said during his two-day trip to Punjab.

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

“The announcement of the CM (chief ministerial) face will be made next week,” Kejriwal said, refusing 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 on announcing the name too early. The Aam Aadmi Party contested its maiden Punjab Assembly polls in 2017 without a CM face and won 20 seats, becoming the principal opposition party in the state.



(Except for the headline and the pictorial description, this story has not been edited by THE DEN staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)