Punjab has found its new aam aadmi leader, in Bhagwant Mann, the Popular comedian-actor, Mann, known for his trademark ‘basanti’ turban, a colour associated with Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Mann has won the Dhuri seat with a margin of 58,206 votes, is set to become Punjab’s next chief minister.
In his first public address in his home town Sangrur after winning the seat and seeing the meteoric rise of the party, Bhagwant Mann promised to fix unemployment as his first task in office.
“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.
Bhagwant Mann Promises to work for the benefit of the people in his first address
“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.”
The AAP is leading in 91 of 117 seats in the Punjab Assembly, as per the Election Commission of India (ECI) website at 1.10 p.m. The Congress was leading in 17 seats so far.
In his address, he says that before, Punjab used to be run by palaces with huge walls, but now it will be run by small houses, villages and towns.
Bhagwant Mann also said that he and Arvind Kejriwal were insulted a lot but now everyone else who had done so had lost.
“Bade Badal Sahib has lost, Sukhbir (Badal) has lost from Jalalabad, Capt has lost from Patiala, Sidhu and Majithia are also losing, Channi has lost both the seats,” he said in his speech.
He promised jobs for the youth and said that he would work for the benefit of the people.