Addressing media persons, Kejriwal clarified that he does not want to be the CM face for Punjab. “I was willing to pitch Bhagwant Mann’s name as the chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming assembly elections but Maan disagreed. He suggested seeking public opinion on the CM’s name,” claimed Kejriwal.
The decision of Kejriwal has raised serious doubts on the competence of AAP leaders in Punjab who, it seems, are unable to handle the state.
Kejriwal on Wednesday had claimed that the CM face for Punjab would be announced next week.
Admitting that the electoral alliance of AAP with Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) could not be reached due to disagreement on seat-sharing. The prospects of AAP candidates would face harm, with the SSM going alone in the election, he claimed.
“Our alliance with the Morcha could not mature as the farmers’ unions wanted 60 seats and by then we had already announced candidates for 90 seats. We offered them 10-15 seats, but they did not agree,” claimed Kejriwal.