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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Bhagwant Mann will romp home with thumping margin, says Arvind Kejriwal

Accompanied by Bhagwant Mann, leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema and Sunam MLA Aman Arora, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addressed his supporters and residents of dozens of villages in the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 19, 2019 07:44 IST
Avtar Singh
Avtar Singh
Hindustan Times, Sangrur
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann during a road show in Sangrur, Punjab, on Monday, May 13, 2019. (HT Photo)(HT Photo )

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said sitting MP Bhagwant Mann will win with a huge margin from the Sangrur constituency.

He said this during a roadshow — his first in Punjab in the Lok Sabha elections — that started at Khanauri in Moonak sub-division at 9am and culminated late in the evening at Barnala town before passing through Lehra, Sunam, Longowal, Badbar and Dhanaula towns.

Accompanied by Mann, leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema and Sunam MLA Aman Arora, the AAP leader addressed his supporters and residents of dozens of villages.

“He (Mann) will create history by winning the Sangrur seat for second time. Also, the AAP will also perform well across the state and will win more seats as compared to the 2014 elections,” he said.

He condemned Congress leader Sam Pitroda for his “hua to hua” (so what if it happened) remark on the 1984 anti- Sikh riots, saying, “He should have not said this. It is unfortunate.”

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh have not fulfilled even a single poll promise they made to the people. Both have cheated on the people of the state who reposed faith in them,” he said.

“If the Akal Dal or Congress workers offer you money take it since there will be no monitoring during polling. But vote for AAP,” he said address a gathering at Lehal Kalan village.

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Meanwhile, the Delhi CM was shown black flags at Khanauri and Sunam where the protesters alleged that Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann has done nothing for their villages.

They also expressed anger over Kejriwal’s apology to former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia over drug mafia allegations.

The residents also raised slogans against the AAP convener and the party.

“He spoiled the atmosphere of the state with false allegations but withdrew his statement later by apologising to Majithia,” said Amandeep Singh, a resident of Khanauri.

“Mann promised to give Rs 5 lakh to those panchayats which would elect their sarpanches unopposed but he never visited our village to give funds,” said a protester in Sunam.

First Published: May 14, 2019 12:55 IST

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