Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann visit Golden Temple, to hold roadshow in Punjab
Amritsar/IBNS: Punjab chief minister-elect Bhagwant Mann and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow in Amritsar on Sunday to celebrate the party's landslide victory in the Punjab assembly polls.
The leaders visited the Golden Temple before commencing the roadshow.
The Aam Aadmi Party swept Punjab winning a spectacular 92 of 117 seats leaving the Congress with only 18.
In an election which has surely catapulted Kejriwal to the national politics, Congress top guns including Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who had contested from two seats, have suffered defeats.
Mann on Thursday announced that he will take the oath of office not at the Raj Bhawan but the ceremony will be held at Khatkarkalan in Nawanshahr district, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
"The oath-taking ceremony will not be held at Raj Bhawan, but at Khatkarkalan. The date will be announced later," he had said in his victory speech in Dhuri, where he won by over 58,000 votes.
Mann Saturday met Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday morning and submitted his claim to form the government in the state.
Talking to the media after staking his claim to form the government, Mann, who arrived at the Raj Bhawan in his personal car, said he met the Governor and handed over a letter of support from AAP legislators and staked claim to form the government.