New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his party will announce the chief ministerial candidate next week for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
Kejriwal also said that if his party comes to power in the state, it will improve the law and order situation in the state and ensure justice in all previous incidents of sacrilege.
Referring to the recent incident of security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab, he said his party would ensure the safety of all, be it the Prime Minister or others, if voted to power.
He said, “We assure the people of Punjab to improve the law and order situation and ensure justice in all the previous incidents of sacrilege if AAP comes to power. Security will be ensured for all – be it the PM.” Or any other. The name of CM’s face will be announced next week.
Elections to the 117 members of the state assembly in Punjab will be held in a single phase on February 14. The results will be declared on March 10.
The ruling Congress, BJP and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s new party Punjab Lok Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and Shiromani Akali Dal are the major political parties in the state.
While the Congress wants to retain power in Punjab, the BJP and Amarinder Singh’s party are fighting together to oust the Congress from power. AAP and Shiromani Akali Dal are also trying to come to power in the state.
first published:Jan. 12, 2022, 8:46 a.m.