Chandigarh, January 10: The deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia on Tuesday hinted that Arvind Kejriwal may be the CM candidate for the Punjab assembly polls scheduled to be held on February 4.
Addressing a rally in Mohali, Sisodia asked the people to cast their vote 'assuming Kejriwal is your chief minister.' “Your vote should be in the name of Kejriwal. Assume he is your CM candidate and vote for him,” the education Minister of Delhi, Sisodia said.
Till now, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has not given out any name for the CM candidate of the state but the statement of Sisodia triggered a row. Now, the speculations in the power corridors are rife that Kejriwal is planning to shift to Punjab, quitting Delhi.
However, that seems unlikely. AAP is being seen as a major player in the upcoming polls in Punjab. Kejriwal already conducted several rallies in the state in the month of November and December. Kejriwal will be competing with BJP-SAD and Congress.
Kejriwal had earlier ruled out contesting from Punjab in a Twitter war with Captain Amarinder Singh. Reacting to the statement of Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal stated, "By asking people to vote for Kejriwal as Punjab CM, Manish Sisodia has exposed their plan; proves it doesn’t trust Punjabis."