The development comes days after the Sangrur MP announced in a rally that he has given up drinking, much to the satisfaction of Arvind Kejriwal, the national convenor of the party, who was present at the rally.
Mann said all possibilities of an alliance were being explored so that it could put up a bold united face on issues and concerns surrounding Punjab and Punjabis and would show the doors to traditional political parties that are “knee-deep in corruption”.
Mann said he had been “unfairly targeted” for being an alcoholic by political opponents and claimed that from January 1, he had quit drinking. He said after Sunday’s rally, he would go to Gurdwara Gursagar Mastuana Sahib to pray to this effect.
Senior leader and MP Bhagwant Mann, MP Sadhu Singh, LoP Harpal Singh Cheema, and other core committee members said that the law and order situation in state was bad and anti-social elements are challenging the state.
The Aam Aadmi Party will contest Lok Sabha polls in the three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh – where assembly elections are due later this year, besides focussing on Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.