Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia today urged the people of Punjab to “vote as if Arvind Kejriwal will be Chief Minister”. This was interpreted by many as a big hint on Mr Kejriwal’s plans for the state which will vote on February 4.
“When you are voting, think that you are voting to make Arvind Kejriwal chief minister. Whatever we promise, Mr Kejriwal will make sure they are fulfilled,” Mr Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, said while addressing a public meeting in Mohali.Pressed by reporters, Mr Sisodia did not rule out the possibility.”Why are you asking me? MLAS (Lawmakers) will decide,” Mr Sisodia said, asked whether Mr Kejriwal is the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Punjab.”Regardless of who becomes chief minister, I will say this. Punjab’s Chief Minister will be someone who will free the state of drugs and corruption,” he added. After taking charge in 2015 as Delhi’s Chief Minister for the second time, Mr Kejriwal assigned major portfolios to Mr Sisodia as his deputy, saying he would focus on campaigning in other cities.