AAP gave ordinary people the opportunity to join politics, says Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM candidate of Aam Aadmi party, Bhagwant Mann said the party has given ordinary people the opportunity to join politics.

The Aam Aadmi Party has declared its Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann as its CM candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Chief Minister candidate and MP Bhagwant Mann said that in the first competition in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal beat Congress veteran and then CM Sheila Dikshit in the same way to teach a lesson to the Congress-SAD leaders here, the people of Punjab should make the joint leaders of the Aam Aadmi party victorious.

Speaking to the media at the party headquarters on Thursday, Bhagwant Mann said Aam Aadmi party is a people’s party. AAP gave ordinary people the opportunity to join politics. Our leaders and deputies come from common and simple backgrounds. This is why we understand very well the sufferings of ordinary people. The Aam Aadmi party gives political confidence and a platform to ordinary people.

Mann said: “In 2013, when Arvind Kejriwal was confronting former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, she asked the media, ‘Who is Kejriwal? then Kejriwal beat her by a margin of 25,000 votes. In 2014, for the seat of Sangrur, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, member of Rajya Sabha, then Vijay Inder Singla, MP of Lok Sabha, were in the fray against me. We didn’t have a strong front or money like them. But the people of Sangrur elected me MP and that too with a margin of more than 2 lakh votes.

Mann said that in these elections, too, AAP candidates come from ordinary families, while big names in Congress and Akali are in the fray against them. Giving an example, he said that in Sangrur, against Congress government minister Vijay Inder Singla and Arvind Khanna, AAP ordinary candidate Narinder Kaur Bharaj is in the running. She does her household chores as well as the election campaign. Similarly, Jagtar Singh, the young leader of a common household, is the AAP candidate against the liquor king in Samrala. In Batala, Sherry Kalsi, a young man from a very modest family, is fighting in the elections against Ashwini Sekhri. Mann said they hoped that this time the people of Punjab would teach those big names in Congress, SAD and BJP, a lesson by electing the ordinary candidates of the Aam Aadmi party.

Mann added that Congress can never look beyond nepotism and patronage and that’s why most of their candidates are family members or relatives of top congressional leaders. Reacting to Bikram Singh Majithia’s decision to challenge Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar, Mann said the people of Amritsar have a chance to show these two talkative leaders an exit and they can kill two birds with one stone and elect Jeevan Jyot Kaur as their MP.

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