AAP’s Punjab Peak Bhagwant Mann said on Tuesday that the party’s unusual televisions in the state – a poll before next month’s state elections to select a chief ministerial candidate – were his idea. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said this afternoon that the 48-year-old stand-up comic turned politician into a popular choice with a 93 per cent score on Telepol.
“I had an idea of a vote. Arvind Kejriwal told me that it was decided … we will announce your name. I said it is done by traditional parties … the name of the CM candidate is announced by the chief. Living room,” Sangrur The two-time MP told NDTV in an exclusive interview. “People didn’t just choose me … they told us what we should do in the state.”
He has also hit out at critics who have attacked him in the past for his alcoholism.
“There is no problem with alcohol. I have stopped their statement. Even the party leaders of (Akali Dal) Sukhbir Badal are involved in drugs. I do not need their NOC (No-Objection Certificate). At least I was not. I am drinking the blood of the people of the state. No. “
The Aam Aadmi Party – one of the state’s main rivals for the ruling Congress – is the first party in the state to announce its chief ministerial candidate.
In an interview, Mr Mann said the party had not delayed announcing their selection – “There was no delay (in announcing the CM’s name). It was part of our strategy. We still have time. Arvind Kejriwal did. Rally. I was rallying. We have been campaigning for years.” . “