Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has officially declared on Monday that in case it forms the next government in Punjab, the Chief Minister (CM) will be chosen from within the party and no outsider will be appointed as the CM.
“Let them make presumptions and spread rumours. We will be back on the scene on March 11 when the counting takes place.”
Manpreet Randhawa, State media coordinator of AAP
Manpreet Randhawa, state media coordinator of AAP said on record that the speculation of some people that a leading economist from outside the party would be hoisted as the CM was totally wrong.
“Victorious AAP MLAs will elect their Chief Minister in a democratic way and one of those who toiled for the party will be appointed as the CM,” he said.
Randhawa disclosed that the media team of the party had asked its members to go to their homes and relax for 10 days keeping their mobile phones switched off so that they could return rejuvenated to work for the AAP government.
He clarified that the party was in touch with economists and other professionals to seek their guidance to give people of Punjab an efficient and honest government.
Randhawa said that AAP had been on its heels campaigning for the last 6-months and now it would be relaxing without answering to the rumours being floated by rivals. “Let them make presumptions and spread rumours, we will be back on the scene on March 11 when the counting takes place.”
Meanwhile, AAP has deputed about 600 vigilantes to keep a 24-hour watch on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) stored at 59 buildings all over the state. The EVMs will be opened on March 11 the day of counting of the votes.
Manpreet Randhawa, told Daily Post that a group of about 10 volunteers kept watch on the EVMs at each location which, was also secured by the Punjab police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in multiple security rings.
Randhawa expressed his satisfaction at the arrangements made by the Election Commission (EC) to secure the EVMs. The machines had been sealed by the EC.