AAP’s Punjab CM face to be from Sikh community, says Kejriwal

Asked if Navjot Singh Sidhu is joining AAP, Kejriwal says Sidhu is with the Congress and he respects him

GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 21

Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said discussions were on within the party for choosing the right candidate as the CM face, but he could say for sure that entire Punjab would be proud of their choice.

Also read: Former Punjab IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap joins AAP, claims those guilty of Kotkapura police firing dictating terms to govt

“I can for sure tell you that a member of the Sikh community will be our CM face. This is the only state which has a Sikh CM and we will ensure that even our CM face is from the community. Punjab needs a new leadership for which we are holding discussions within the party,” he said.

Asked if disgruntled Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was joining AAP, Kejriwal said Sidhu is with the Congress and he respected him. “I believe such loose talk should not be done with respect to Sidhu,” he said.

Kejriwal was in Amritsar to induct former Punjab Police Inspector General Kunwar Vijay Pratap into AAP.

Welcoming him into the party, Kejriwal said that like him, Kunwar also didn’t belong to any political family and wasn’t aware as to how to do politics. “We only know how to serve people with dedication,” he said.

Pointing out that the former IGP, who recently took voluntary retirement from service, played a vital role in digging out the truth behind the Faridkot sacrilege and police firing cases, the Delhi CM said Kunwar invited the wrath of the entire system and had to take VRS when he named the accused in the case.

Kejriwal claimed that his party would deliver “justice” in the Bargari sacrilege and subsequent police firing cases. “One party in Punjab is defamed for corruption and sacrilege...the other party representatives are facing public wrath...The Congress never did anything productive for Punjab. Now, Punjab wants a change...You have tested other parties for 70 years....I appeal to people to give us one chance to transform Punjab,” he added.

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