Patiala, January 11: Putting all the speculations about who will be the chief ministerial candidate for Punjab polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo on Wednesday made it clear that it will someone from the state itself.
"How can I be the chief minister of Punjab when I am the chief minister of Delhi? People of Delhi have given me a responsibility and I can't be the Chief Minister of Punjab," Kejriwal told a rally in Patiala.
"The Chief Minister of Punjab can be from no other place but from Punjab," the Aam Aadmi Party leader added. He said, "I am making all these promises and it is my responsibility to get them fulfilled."
Earlier, on Tuesday, the statement by Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia had sparked a row of rumours when he told the people to vote in the assembly elections scheduled for February 4, assuming Kejriwal is their CM.
Sisodia, however, added that “whoever becomes the Chief Minister, it will be Kejriwal’s responsibility to ensure that all promises made during the election are fulfilled.”
Following this statement, the reactions from the opposition parties poured in. Congress state president of Punjab Amarinder Singh wrote on Twitter, "After months of beating around the bush, truth of Arvind Kejriwal and his nefarious ambitions comes out! What a sneaky little fellow!”