If AAP wins Punjab polls, people will decide its chief minister: Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi | Updated: Nov 05, 2016 12:37 AM

Both the Akali Dal and the Congress led by Captain Amarinder Singh have increased a fierce attack on Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP and its allies of creating an atmosphere of fear in the nation. (PTI)Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP and its allies of creating an atmosphere of fear in the nation. (PTI)

With just few months left for the Assembly polls, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor has left his options open for his party’s CM’s candidate in Punjab. Since 1966, there has never been a non Sikh in Punjab when Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were carved out of it.

Both the Akali Dal and the Congress led by Captain Amarinder Singh have increased a fierce attack on Kejriwal for his non-Punjabi background, as his party emerged as the potential political force in the state for polls which is due early next year.

Arvind Kejriwal, in an exclusive interview to the India Today, has refused o identify any member of histeam in Punjab as his party’s choice for the top job. He added that its the public which decides its chief ministry, when he was asked by the channel as to who will be his party’s CM candidate.

The chief minister further cited regulation of power and water tariffs as vital accomplishments of his administration in the national capital. Accusing the BJP-led government of not allowing his government to work, Arvind Kejriwal blamed e LG’s office of blocking his efforts to open 1,000 mohalla clinics across the city and said that he and his party colleagues have been unfairly subject to police and income-tax crackdowns.

He also accused the BJP and its allies of creating an atmosphere of fear in the nation. While supporting his accusation, the chief minister referred to the alleged eating of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed by ABVP activist, protest over Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and cow vigilantism.

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