New Delhi, Jan 10: Dropping a direct indication, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal might be the Chief Ministerial candidate in Punjab.
Addressing a rally in Mohali, Sisodia urged the people to vote “assuming Kejriwal as your Chief Minister.” “Your vote should be in the name of Kejriwal. Assume he is your CM candidate and vote for him,” he said.
The statements made by Sisodia precipitated political speculations regarding Kejriwal shifting to Punjab and quitting Delhi once again. AAP won four Lok Sabha seats in 2014 elections, was seen as a major alternative force to Congress and Akali Dal for the voters.
Reacting to Sisodia’s comment, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that this proves that the party doesn’t trust Punjabis. “By asking people to vote for Kejriwal as Punjab CM, Manish Sisodia has exposed their plan; proves it doesn’t trust Punjabis,” said Badal.
The Punjab Assembly elections for 117 seats will be held in the single phase on February 4. The results of the elections will be announced on 11 March.