Aam Aadmi Party asks people to choose Chief Minister of Punjab

Arvind Kejriwal had said that his own priority for the post of Punjab Chief Minister is Bhagwant Mann. (file)

Chandigarh: More than eight lakh people have so far responded to the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) survey asking them to pick a candidate from the party who can be the chief ministerial face for the February 14 Punjab Assembly elections.

AAP launched the survey as part of its “Janata Chungi Apna CM” campaign.

Senior AAP leader Harpal Singh Cheema, who is also the Leader of the Opposition, said on Friday, “In just 24 hours, more than eight lakh people have received calls issued by AAP to choose the party’s chief ministerial face in Punjab. Number has been answered.” Evening.

Mr. Cheema said that during the last 24 hours, more than three lakh WhatsApp messages, more than four lakh phone calls, more than 50,000 text messages and over one lakh voice messages have been received on this number.

He said that the Aam Aadmi Party would announce its chief ministerial candidate after collecting and compiling the complete data.

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked people who should be the party’s chief ministerial face in the Punjab Assembly polls, even as he said his own priority for the post was Bhagwant Mann.

However, Mr Kejriwal had pulled himself out of the race as AAP launched its “Janata Chungi Apna CM” campaign and said the name of the candidate for the top post would be announced after receiving people’s feedback.

A mobile number was launched by the party on which people could give their opinion on who should be the party’s chief ministerial candidate by recording their voices and sending text or WhatsApp messages till 5 pm on January 17.

Mr. Cheema claimed that the people of Punjab had made up their mind to wipe out traditional parties “indulging in dirty politics” and said that AAP would form the next government.

He said that people will vote in favor of AAP with a clear majority.

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