Arvind Kejriwal pitches Bhagwat Mann's name for AAP's Punjab CM face
New Delhi/UNI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought suggestions from voters on the party's Chief Ministerial candidate in Punjab, saying while he wanted Bhagwat Mann to take the top job, the latter wanted the people of the state to decide the issue.
"Bhagwant Mann is very dear to me, He is like a younger brother. I was also saying that we should make him the CM face for the Punjab Assembly elections, but he said let the people of Punjab decide this," Kejriwal said, launching a toll free number 70748 70748 to choose the CM candidate.
The number will be open till 5 pm on Jan 17.
Kejriwal said the voters can register their choice of the CM face for the AAP.
Punjab will vote on Feb 14 to elect a new Assembly.
The vote count will take place on March 10.
"For the first time in India's history, people will decide who should be their CM candidate," Kejriwal said.
He exuded confidence that the AAP's nominee will be the next Chief Minister of Punjab.
He clarified he was not in the race.
Kejriwal released the number in the presence of two-time MP Maan and AAP co-in-charge of Punjab, Raghav Chadda, and other leaders.