Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he would name his party’s Punjab face on January 17 based on tele-voting by the people.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Thursday revealed an unusual solution to a raging war within over a Chief Minister candidate in Punjab. The party has asked voters to dial 7074870748 to name their choice.
The party later said it had received over 2.8 lakh calls in the first four hours.
*Here*93% people voted for Bhagwant Mann.
Asked about Mr Mann and the party’s Punjab plan, Mr Kejriwal said: “Bhagwant Mann is very dear to me. He is my chhota bhai (younger brother). He is the biggest leader of AAP. I was also saying he should be the Chief Minister candidate. But then he said no…the people must decide.” On whether he was among the options before voters, Mr Kejriwal said: “I am not in the race.”
AAP has emerged as a strong challenger to Punjab’s ruling Congress in the coming elections. The BJP-Amarinder Singh tie-up and the Akali Dal-led alliance complete the four-way contest.”This is the first time a party is letting the public choose their own Chief Minister,” he said, AAP’s Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann by his side