New Delhi: As the electioneering gears up in poll-bound Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal is set to announce its chief ministerial candidate for the border state.
Kejriwal, while speaking to reporters today, said that the party will announce its CM face on Tuesday at 12 noon. AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit Mohali tomorrow and will address the press conference.
Comedian-turn Bhagwant Mann is the front-runner for the post and a day ago, he also got the backing of party leadership giving clear hint that he will be AAP’s CM pick for the Assembly elections.
The party has even launched ‘Janata Chunegi Apna CM’ campaign to seek people opinion on who could be their chief ministerial candidate. It launched a phone number & conducted survey on CM candidate. The drive also found strong participation of people as till now 15 lakh people are understood to share their views on the survey.
Earlier, reports said that the party will fight polls on Arvind Kejriwal’s face but the AAP convenor put the speculation to rest by ruling himself out of the race.
In the Janata Chunegi Apna CM drive, people were given option to share their preference for candidate via multiple options like SMS, WhatsApp or voice message on mobile number 7074870748 till 5pm on Monday.
Political observers as well as poll surveys are optimistic of AAP’s good show in the upcoming elections as the party is getting feelers on the ground. Most of the recent poll surveys show AAP as the leading party and maintaining numero uno position in the numbers game. Akalis are seen routed out, Congress slipping to second spot while AAP is seen grabbing more than 55 seats in the 117 member Assembly.