Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will announce its chief ministerial face for Punjab Assembly elections next week, party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
The Delhi chief minister also assured that the state’s law and order situation will improve and justice will be ensured in all previous incidents of sacrilege if AAP comes to power in Punjab.“We assure the people of Punjab to improve the law and order situation and ensure justice in all previous incidents of sacrilege if AAP comes to power,” Kejriwal said during his two-day trip to Punjab.
Be it a matter of PM’s security or common man’s security, it shall be ensured, he told reporters after landing at the airport here.
On the issue of polls, he said, “The announcement of the CM (chief ministerial) face will be made next week”.
Last year, the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor had announced that the party’s chief ministerial face for the 2022 Punjab assembly polls would be from the Sikh community.
Voting for the Punjab assembly polls will take place on February 14 while counting of votes will be held on March 10.
The Delhi chief minister also slammed the Congress and the Badal family for allegedly looting the state for the past several years.
“A tie up of Congress and the Badal family has been going on for the last several years. Both the Congress and the Badal family have been looting Punjab. It will now come to an end. Punjab will witness prosperity and good time for Punjab is going to come,” he further said.
Targeting the Charanjit Singh Channi-led government over law and order situation in the state, Mr Kejriwal referred to the recent incidents of bomb blast, sacrilege incidents and breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security.
“Law and order situation is deteriorating. The Channi government could not handle it,” he charged.
On Wednesday last, the prime minister’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.
Mr Kejriwal said when the AAP forms the government after the forthcoming polls, the law and order will be maintained. “There will be peace all around,” he further stated.
The party has already announced names of candidates for 109 of the 117 Assembly seats and has maintained that it will go into polls this time with a CM face.The ruling Congress is yet to release the candidates’ list for the upcoming polls.
The Assembly elections in Punjab will take place on February 14 and the results will be declared on March 10.