Former party chief Sunil Jakhar has hit out at those who described former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as an asset, while reviewing the debacle at a meeting in Delhi on Sunday.
Balbir Sidhu said the way the Punjab Congress chief and the chief minister indulged in open war of words, putting the party in a state of 'civil war', left the field wide open for the opposition.
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According to the sources, the party high-command has given a free hand to Mann to decide his Cabinet colleagues.
Labh Singh Ugoke, who defeated the outgoing Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi from the Bhadaur seat with a margin of 37,550 votes, used to work in a mobile repairing shop.
The AAP swept the Punjab assembly polls, results of which were announced on Thursday, bagging 92 seats in the 117-seat assembly.
Mann reached the Raj Bhawan here around 10:30 am. He was elected the AAP's legislature party leader at a meeting of the party MLAs in Mohali on Friday.
The performance of Congress was no better either, as it came down to 18 from 77 to be voted out of power. It was the grand old party’s worst performance in the state.
The party tweeted that Kejriwal and Mann will join a mega roadshow in Amritsar on March 13, to celebrate the victory and thank the public.
AAP’s victory in 29 of these seats is the highest-ever by any party. Congress won four and Shiromani Akali Dal one. All the SC seats in Malwa region went to AAP.
Navjot Singh Sidhu made the remark welcoming the change, ushered by the people and emphasising that their verdict should be 'humbly accepted'.
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The AAP won 92 of the 117 assembly seats, defeating the Congress and the SAD-BSP combine, as well as the BJP.
The Channi-led cabinet, which met for the last time, recommended dissolution of the assembly, paving the way for the constitution of a new Aam Aadmi Party-led legislature.
His remarks came after the Delhi State Election Commission sought the advice of legal experts on if it can still hold polls for the three municipal corporations.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday stormed to power in Punjab, bagging a record 92 of the 117 seats by decimating the Congress and the SAD-BSP combine.