Chandigarh: Confident on its victory with a huge margin in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), that contested on 112 seats, out of 117, without any Chief Ministerial candidate, is assuring public solution of their grievances.
Though election results will be declared on March 11, yet AAP is in no hurry in declaring its CM candidate
Out of the three main political parties, the four-year-old political party is the only party that contested the election without a CM candidate making the elections a triangular contest this time.
Though the election results will be declared on March 11, yet the AAP is in no hurry in declaring its CM candidate.
Sources in the party, however, disclosed that the AAP leadership has adopted ‘wait and watch’ policy and will declare its CM candidate only after the party wins 50 or above seats.
The AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal anticipates winning nearly 65 seats while the political pundits give nearly 50 seats to the AAP.
Besides Arvind Kejriwal who according the party insiders is willing to become Chief Minister of Punjab, certain other potential CM candidates in the AAP are H S Phoolka, Sanjay Singh, Kanwar Sandhu and Himmat Singh Shergill.
Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, state convener of the AAP, is a party candidate from Batala but is not a potential candidates for CM’s post. Kejriwal is a Chief Minister of Delhi without any portfolio in the government, they say.
The party is so confident on forming government, that it has been issuing statements and making many commitments with the public. On Tuesday, party MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Singh Mann, who contested Vidhan Sabha election against Jalalabad seat against Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Sukhbir Singh Badal, hit hard on SAD-BJP government.
Mann announced that the AAP will review the education policy adopted by the Akali government.
On Wednesday, Mann again accused the ruling SAD-BJP alliance saying that the potato growers were suffering due to callous attitude of SAD-BJP government.
On Nabha Jailbreak case, he said that the AAP had already expressed apprehensions of political patronage to the gangsters who escaped from Nabha jail in a pre-planned plot. He alleged that Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia had patronised the criminal gangs and allowed them to operate with impunity.