Kejriwal ends another visit to Punjab without naming CM Pick as restless executive Cheer on Bhagwant Mann
Who will be the face of the CM for the Aam Aadmi party in Punjab? The question went unanswered yet again after AAP Chairman and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal concluded another pre-election tour of the state.
It has been two months since Kejriwal announced that the AAP would “shortly” announce a CM face “of which the Punjab will be proud”. The AAP leader, however, continued to guess, with the delay believed to be the source of “unrest” in the party’s Punjab unity over who will lead them in the elections early in the year. ‘next year. Some deputies have already resigned and moved on to Congress.
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AAP State President Bhagwant Mann, ostensibly the favorite of the CM choice, has publicly stated that the party is expected to announce a CM face soon. During the visit, when Kejriwal assured that his party would declare a CM face in front of the other parties, slogans were hurled in favor of Mann in the room by some party officials.
Defending his decision not to appoint a CM face, Kejriwal said even the ruling Congress has yet to declare his CM face. “Did the party say who was going to be their CM?” Will the Congress (Charanjit Singh) Channi or Navjot Singh Sidhu project be the next CM â, Kejriwal asked.
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He added that Congress and the BJP had yet to declare their CM candidates in other election-related states like Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Uttarakhand.
Speaking of AAP defections, Kejriwal said the tendency to change parties is not new. He said several sitting MPs and Congressmen were also in contact with him. “But we don’t want to take the same ‘kachra‘âKejriwal remarked.
While Kejriwal has been overworked to reach women, rickshaw drivers and teachers in the Punjab, it is the restless cadre that the party will likely struggle to keep together. Several senior state officials believe it is high time the party focused on one name.
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