Punjab Elections: Aam Aadmi Party picks Bhagwant Mann for CM post via televote
Punjab : Bhagwant Mann will be Aam Aadmi Party's Chief Ministerial candidate in Punjab for upcoming Assembly Elections. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday revealed his name announcing the results of televote.
Bhagwant Mann, a two-time AAP MP from Sangrur, received more than 93 per cent of the votes cast through phone and WhatsApp, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal told reporters.
More than 21 lakh people had casted their vote at the number to choose Chief Ministerial candidate. Around 3 per cent votes were in the name of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mr Kejriwal shared.
"It is clear that AAP will win the Punjab election. In a way, the person chosen as the Chief Ministerial candidate will be the next Chief Minister of Punjab," Mr Kejriwal said at an auditorium in Mohali.
The elections in Punjab will be held on February 20 and the results for the same will be declared on March 10.
Last week, AAP asked the people of Punjab to dial, WhatsApp or SMS on 7074870748 to name their choice for Chief Minister.