In Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has formally announced the CM face. Party convener Arvind Kejriwal reached Mohali and announced the name of Bhagwant Mann. AAP had sought public opinion by issuing a mobile number to select the CM candidate. 21.59 lakh people gave their opinion in 3 days. About 15 lakh people have taken the name of Bhagwant Mann. With this result, Kejriwal announced the name of Bhagwant Mann and said that Mann got 93.3% and Sidhu got only 3.6% votes.
Arvind Kejriwal had already said that he is not in the race for CM in Punjab. The CM face of Punjab will be from the Sikh community. In 2017, AAP suffered a major setback because of the fact that the CM face was not from the Sikh community. Opponents said that someone from outside can become the Chief Minister, due to which Punjabi kept moving away from AAP.
Arvind Kejriwal said that the CM face we are announcing is going to be the next CM of Punjab. The people of Punjab cast 21.59 lakh votes to choose their next CM. Many people had put my name in it. I said that I am not in the race. In the remaining votes, 93.3% people took the name of Bhagwant Mann. The second number was Navjot Sidhu, who got 3.6% of the votes. After which Kejriwal formally announced Bhagwant Mann for the CM face.
Arvind Kejriwal also did not shy away from taking a jibe at Sidhu. He said that everyone used to ask us who is the groom of Aam Aadmi Party, so we have announced it. Please tell that Navjot Sidhu used to target Kejriwal that his procession is roaming all over Punjab, but who is the groom, he is not known.