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Punjab elections 2022: AAP named Bhagwant Mann as Punjab CM face 'based on fake response calls'

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 18, 2022 3:01 pm -- Updated:January 18, 2022 3:11 pm

Amritsar: Congress leader Raj Kumar Verka on Tuesday alleged that on the basis of fake response calls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had declared MP Bhagwant Mann as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

"There is no truth in the response calls that Arvind Kejriwal is talking about and to cheat the people of Punjab and Bhagwant Mann, Arvind Kejriwal has played a new trick ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections 2022," alleged Raj Kumar Verka.

Congress leader Raj Kumar Verka

The Congress leader alleged that the AAP was afraid of the popularity of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and that was why Arvind Kejriwal had declared Bhagwant Mann as the face of the Chief Minister, who was already sidelined.

"The fort of Bhagwant Mann has already been destroyed. The AAP had lost in the municipal elections, Panchayat elections and Zila Parishad elections. The popularity of Bhagwant Mann is negligible even in his own constituency, so the public has already rejected him," he said.

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Congress leader Raj Kumar Verka

Verka claimed that the people of Punjab had now made up their mind that Dalit's son Charanjit Singh Channi would now be the next Chief Minister of Punjab.

"The Aam Aadmi Party is not going to get a total 5 lakh votes in Punjab and they are talking of more than 20 lakh call response on the basis of lies," alleged the Congress leader.

Bhagwant Mann has been named AAP's chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

Earlier on Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann was named the party's chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections 2022. Calling Mann as his "younger brother", Kejriwal said of the total responses, 93.3 per cent wanted Bhagwant Mann to be the party's CM candidate. Bhagwant Mann is currently an MP from Sangrur. The Assembly elections in Punjab will be held on February 20. The counting of votes will be done on March 10.

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-PTC News

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