5 Points On Bhagwant Mann, AAP's Punjab Frontman

Punjab Election 2022: A renowned comic, Bhagwant Mann started his political career in 2011 when he joined the Manpreet Singh Badal-led People's Party of Punjab

5 Points On Bhagwant Mann, AAP's Punjab Frontman

Punjab Polls: Known for his oration in Parliament, Bhagwant Mann enjoys support among party leaders

Mohali: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today announced Bhagwant Mann as its chief ministerial candidate for Punjab after a televote in which people were asked to phone in their choice.

Here is a quick introduction to the AAP's choice for top post:

  1. Bhagwant Mann, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP's) chief minister candidate for Punjab polls, is a two-time MP from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat and the party's face in Parliament.

  2. A renowned comic, Mr Mann started his political career in 2011 when he joined the Manpreet Singh Badal-led People's Party of Punjab. In 2012, he unsuccessfully contested Assembly polls from Lehra.

  3. Mr Mann joined the AAP in 2014 and was elected to Lok Sabha from the Sangrur seat. He lost the 2017 state polls to Akali Dal's Sukhbir Singh Badal but retained the Sangrur seat in the 2019 general election.

  4. Frequently targeted by rivals over his past addiction to alcohol, Mr Mann had taken a oath to never drink again at a party event in 2019. His mother by his side, he had pledged that he will devote his time to working for the people of Punjab.

  5. Known for his oratory in Parliament, Mr Mann also enjoys a wide support base among people and party leaders. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said Mr Mann received over 93 per cent of votes in the televoting drive in which people were asked to phone in their choice for the top post.



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