Kejriwal not to contest for Punjab CM’s post
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi ended the speculations over contesting upcoming Punjab Assembly elections as Aam Aadmi Party’s chief minister candidate.
Kejriwal on Wednesday clarified that the chief minister of Punjab should be from the state itself and he has no plan to contest there as AAP’s CM candidate. Speaking to media Kejriwal rejected the speculation, saying, “I’m Delhi’s chief minister, can’t be Punjab’s.”
Kejriwal’s response has come a day after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia hinted at chances that Kejriwal may contest in the Punjab election as a CM candidate.
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Addressing a rally in Mohali organised by party workers, he added that the Delhi CM will makes waves among the Punjab voters.
After facing the wrath of the ruling BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal regime, and also from Congress Sisodia came with a statement that Punjab voters will vote the party to victory and Kejriwal will become the Chief Minister of the state.
But, later AAP came with an official statement that Sisodia’s remarks have been misunderstood by the media.
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