New Delhi: Issuing a clarification over Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's 'Punjab CM' remark on Tuesday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a rally in Punjab on Wednesday, clarified that he won't be becoming the CM of Punjab. He, in fact, made it very clear that only a person from Punjab will be chosen as the CM of the state if Aam Admi Party (AAP) comes to power.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Tuesday had indicated that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal might be the new Chief Minister of Punjab if Aam Aadmi Party emerges victorious in the upcoming assembly elections. Sisodia dropped the big hint at an election rally in Mohali where he urged voters to vote as if they were voting for Kejriwal, the new face of Punjab.
While addressing a rally in Punjab, Delhi CM Kejriwal said, "My deputy had said that Kejriwal will be responsible for all the promises made to the people of Punjab. I agree as it is solely my responsibility to fulfil all the promises made to the people of Punjab as soon as we come into the power."
He further added that the CM candidate for Punjab will be a local from Punjab itself.
Promising a better future to the people of Punjab, Delhi CM Kejriwal said that his first priority would be to eliminate the drug racket allegedly being run by the Badals in the state. He promised to get rid of the menace in just a time period of one month.
Here is full speech given by Delhi CM in Punjab in relation to the upcoming Punjab polls: