Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann visit Golden Temple ahead of mega roadshow

AMRITSAR: Punjab chief minister-elect Bhagwant Mann and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow in Amritsar today to celebrate the party's landslide victory in the Punjab assembly polls. The leaders visited the Golden Temple before commencing the roadshow.

Mr Mann, who won from the Dhuri seat by over 58,000 votes, was elected the AAP's legislature party leader at a meeting of the party MLAs in Mohali on Friday. He met Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday to stake a claim to form the government.

Bhagwant Mann's swearing-in ceremony will be held on March 16 at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

Aam Aadmi Party registered a massive victory in the Punjab polls with 92 seats. Congress won 18 seats in the 117-member Assembly while BJP won two and Shiromani Akali Dali three seats.

Mr Mann said that the new government in Punjab will strive to take governance to the doorsteps of people so that they do not have to rush to the state capital for solutions.

"We will make efforts to provide all facilities to the people from the comfort of their homes. We went to seek votes door-to-door, even in the fields of the farmers. But after we win, we tell them to visit Chandigarh to get their work done. I want the least number of people to visit Chandigarh to get their work done," he said.


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