Bhagwant Mann Aam Aadmi says Punjab now belongs to the people, who on Thursday won the Dhuri seat with a margin of 58,206 votes, is set to become Punjab’s next chief minister.
“We are public servants, we want to serve the people. I will become the CM of the entire Punjab,” he said.
The AAP is on track to score a landslide victory in the 117-member legislative Assembly, with a margin of more than 90 seats. Mann promised to cure unemployment as his first priority in office in his home town of Sangrur after gaining the seat and witnessing the party’s meteoric surge.
“No government office in the state will have the photo of the Punjab CM, but will carry a portrait of B.R. Ambedkar.”
Bhagwant Mann said he will take oath as the Chief Minister in Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village Khatkar Kalan and not in Raj Bhawan.
“We will ensure that the youth do not have to go abroad Within a month, you will observe changes,” he added.
Taking a dig at the opposition leaders, he said, “The elder Badal has lost Captain Amarinder Singh Sahab has also lost. Majithia is also losing. Channi has also lost from both seats.”
Bhagwant Mann held his fort despite Modi wave across the country in 2019 by retaining the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat for the second time in a row.
“The fight is not to save some political families but to save Punjab, the farmers, the agriculture, the industry and the youth. Owing to lack of employment and better education infrastructure, our youth is moving abroad,” was the common talk of Mann in his folksy style in his elections campaigns.
Formerly a popular comedian-actor, Mann, known for his trademark ‘Basanti’ turban, a colour associated with Shaheed Bhagat Singh, has had his fair share of controversies in recent years, especially linked to his drinking habit.