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Breaking: Bhagwant Mann AAP’s CM candidate for Punjab polls

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Lok Sabha MP from Sangrur constituency in Punjab Bhagwant Mann will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections.

The announcement was made by Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today. This announcement holds importance ahead of Punjab Assembly Elections.

Bhagwant Mann received more than 93 per cent of the votes received through phone and WhatsApp, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal told reporters.

Around 3 per cent votes were in the name of Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress chief. A few votes that were in favour of Mr Kejriwal were declared invalid.

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The Election Commission on Monday rescheduled the single-phase assembly elections in Punjab to February 20 instead of February 14 announced earlier.

As per the new schedule, January 25 will be the date for election notification, February 1 last date of filing nominations, February 2 date of scrutiny of nominations, February 2 last date for withdrawal.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years.

(With inputs from agencies)

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