Punjab Assembly Elections: AAP to declare chief ministerial candidate tomorrow, says Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal had in June 2021 said the party's chief ministerial face for the Punjab polls would be from the Sikh community and that the entire state would be proud of its choice

Press Trust of India January 17, 2022 13:33:00 IST
Punjab Assembly Elections: AAP to declare chief ministerial candidate tomorrow, says Arvind Kejriwal

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. 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 13 January 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 14 February and the counting of votes will take place on 10 March.

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