Bhagwant Mann has received more than 93% of the votes cast by phone and WhatsApp from the general public, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal told reporters.

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Mohali (Punjab): Bhagwant Mann is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP’s) face for chief minister post in Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal declares today in a significant reveal of the results of a tele-vote in which people were asked to choose their candidate via phones.

Bhagwant Mann is a 2-time AAP’s Member of Parliament (MP) from Sangrur, has received more than 93 per cent of the vote share logged through online survey through phone and WhatsApp. More than 21 lakh people participated in the vote, AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told reporters. About 3% votes were given in the name of Congress’ leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kejriwal shared. Some people even chose Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, but those votes in the poll were considered annulled.

In politics, Mann was the main silver lining in AAP’s Lok Sabha contest in 2019. He held this Sangrur seat but with a but with a reduced margin of just a little more of one lakh votes. Sangrur, is in Malwa region, the leading bell of Punjab, is in turmoil over Mann’s possible second bid for a seat in the state legislature from one of his assembly segments. He seems to have a passionate following here.

This time around, the challenge for Bhagwant Mann is historic. Between the last and this Assembly election, the struggle has become multipolar. And Mann, hailed as the pride of the AAP in Punjab, is to lead the Aam Aadmi party through a five-point run in the state.

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