Kejriwal rubbishes rumours, says CM of Punjab will be from Punjab

Rumours of Kejriwal moving to Punjab gained fervour after Delhi deputy chief minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told an election gathering to vote in the February 4 election assuming that Kejriwal would be the chief minister of the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2017 12:16 pm
AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressing at a party rally in Rohtak on Sunday (PTI Photo) AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressing at a party rally in Rohtak on Sunday (PTI Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal swept aside reports of him being prepped as Punjab chief minister in the eventuality of the party being voted to power there.

“How can I be the chief minister of Punjab when I am the chief minister of Delhi? The CM of Punjab will be from Punjab,” Kejriwal told party supporters at an election rally in Patiala, the home town of Congress leader Amarinder Singh. He added that he will personally ensure all promises are fulfilled whoever becomes the chief minister of the state.

Rumours of Kejriwal moving to Punjab gained fervour after Delhi deputy chief minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told an election gathering to vote in the February 4 election assuming that Kejriwal would be the chief minister of the state. Sisodia, however, added that “whoever becomes the Chief Minister, it will be Kejriwal’s responsibility to ensure that all promises made during the election are fulfilled”.

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Sisodia’s remarks had drawn strong remarks from both the Congress and SAD camps who accused him of betraying the voters of Punjab. Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the move was ‘part of a conspiracy to foist Kejriwal on Punjab.’

Amarinder Singh also posted on Twitter, “After months of beating around the bush, truth of Arvind Kejriwal and his nefarious ambitions comes out! What a sneaky little fellow!”

Sources told the Indian Express that the party declined to name a chief ministerial candidate apprehending internal bickering among senior leaders.

Punjab, that goes to polls on February 4, will see a close three-way race between the SAD-BJP, Congress and the AAP.

 

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    Hindustan Hamara
    Jan 11, 2017 at 9:46 am
    AK you showed real guts in exposing India's Biggest Scam 'Demonetization'. Truth will always be truth even if spoken by one person out of billion. Congress and BJP two side of the same coin.
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      Hindustan Hamara
      Jan 11, 2017 at 10:26 am
      Result really good, 200 people killed million job lost.
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        PCKULKARNI
        Jan 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm
        Delhi people are happy with AAP except for blind bhakts like you
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          Achuta Bhat
          Jan 11, 2017 at 10:56 am
          Kejriwal can become C M of Punjab only if AAP wins. Kejriwal is sure that this will not happen. Hence this statement.
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            Aditya
            Jan 11, 2017 at 9:49 am
            Copy this, the only person who can come anyway close to him in U-turns is Mulayam Singh Yadav.
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              ak dev
              Jan 11, 2017 at 10:49 am
              Only two months left for bursting the balloon of AAP's hopes in Panjab. Kejriwal is scared to declare himself as CM candidate of AAP. Now it's to seen how many AAPees would loose their deposits in the coming state elections.
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                Rajesh
                Jan 11, 2017 at 9:38 am
                This guy has already be-fooled Delhites now it's turn of Punjabis. Let us see who befools whom
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                  Jai hind
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm
                  Har tho ga ya tha Na..wo bhi central mai power mai hone. SE bhi..tho ab chu p.reh
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