Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal  |  Photo Credit: ANI
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his party will announce the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections next week.
Kejriwal also said that his party will ensure improvement of law and order situation in the state and also justice in all previous incidents of sacrilege if his party is voted to power in the state.
Alluding to the recent incident of the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab, he said that his party if comes to power will ensure security to all, be it the Prime Minister or others.
“We assure people of Punjab to improve law and order situation and ensure justice in all previous incidents of sacrilege if AAP comes to power. Security will be ensured to all – be it PM or anyone else. Name of CM’s face will be announced next week,” the AAP chief said in Chandigarh.
Elections in Punjab will be held in a single phase on February 14 to elect 117 members of the state Assembly. The results will be announced on March 10.
The ruling Congress, BJP and former chief minister Amarinder Singh’s new party Punjab Lok Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and Shiromani Akali Dal are the key political party in the fray in the state.
While the Congress is looking to retain power in Punjab, the BJP and Amarinder Singh’s party are fighting together to oust the Congress. The AAP and Shiromani Akali Dal are also seeking to come to power in the state.