AAP reluctant to name him CM face, Mann flexes political muscle

AAP reluctant to name him CM face, Mann flexes political muscle

Newsdesk |
September 6, 2021

There are whiffs of a muted rebellion brewing between the central leadership of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the party’s Punjab unit president and Sangrur MP, Bhagwant Mann. The AAP so far has been wary about naming Mann as the chief ministerial candidate for 2022 Punjab Assembly polls. Mann on the other hand has repeatedly emphasised that party leaders and cadre want him to be named as the CM candidate as soon as possible.

New Delhi, 24 September 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, The two-time Sangrur MP has been meeting droves of supporters daily at his house for the past one week and sending out signals that he is the popular choice amongst party members to be named as the AAP’s CM candidate, should they win next year’s elections. Some AAP MLAs too have come out in open support of Mann’s candidature, thereby underlining a rift within the party. Mann himself has given the impression of being in a sulk over not being named the CM candidate and while he attended the joining of veteran Akali leader, Sewa Singh Sekhwan, in Gurdaspur district in the presence of national convener of the party and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on August 26, he maintained an uncharacteristic low profile.

Source -indianexpress.com


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