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Kejriwal starts election campaign in Punjab

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the Aam Aadmi Party's election campaign in Punjab on Monday in support of Bhagwat Mann, AAP candidate in Sangrur. "It's only due to efforts of Bhagwant Mann that on December 27 last year, homage was paid to martyrdom of Chhote Sahabzade in the Parliament, and it will be given every year now. We have come from in between the Aam Aadmi and we work for Aam Aadmi only," he said.

AAP's Punjab chief and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann rejected the claims that there was no AAP wave this time and said the party would perform better than the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He said those who left the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would repent their decision on May 23 when the election results would be out.

In less than a week, the AAP in Punjab suffered another major jolt on Monday as its sitting MLA from Ropar, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, joined the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Meanwhile, asking Arvind Kejriwal return, protesters shouted slogans against him for maligning the image of the state over drugs. Delhi CM Kejriwal will campaign in Punjab till Friday.

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