A day after his party member Manish Sisodia urged the Punjab voters to cast their votes “assuming that Arvind Kejriwal will be the Chief Minister”, Aam Aadmi Party Chief on Wednesday clarified that he was not stepping down from the post of Delhi’s CM.
According to the media reports, Kejriwal while addressing a rally in poll bound state on Wednesday said that he will continue to be the Chief Minister of Delhi.
“I am not stepping down as the Chief Minister of Delhi,” Kejriwal said.
“Someone from Punjab would be the Chief Minister of state if AAP comes into power,” he added.
Earlier, while addressing a rally in Mohali on Tuesday, Manish Sisodia said that people of the state should cast their votes assuming that Arvind Kejriwal will be their Chief Minister.
“Whoever becomes the CM, it will be the responsibility of Arvind Kejriwal to ensure that all promises made to you are fulfilled),” said Sisodia.
Sisodia’s comments drew strong reactions from the ruling SAD and the Congress in the state.
While Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal described the remarks as part of a “conspiracy to foist Kejriwal on Punjab”, Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh said that the AAP leader had an “obsessive and abominable lust for Punjab’s chief ministerial position”.
Earlier, The Election Commission of India had declared that polling will be held in Punjab in a single phase on February 4, 2017.
Results will be declared on March 11, 2017.