Bhagwant Mann removes security of former ministers
Chandigarh: Ahead of the oath-taking ceremony, CM-designate Bhagwant Mann has removed the security of former ministers and MLAs in Punjab. Mann justified the removal of the security for political leaders as more important than protecting a few leaders.
Mann said "Police stations are lying vacant. We will take only police work from the police force. I think the security of the people of Punjab is more important than the security of a few people".
"Earlier, police personnel were deployed outside the houses of politicians while police stations used to lie vacant. For us, security of over 3 crore people is most important, police are meant to do policing and we will make them perform their duty", he added.
Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple and Valmiki Temple in Amritsar ahead of commencing their roadshow today.
Mann to take oath on March 16. Mann has invited the party's national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for the swearing-in ceremony. Last week, Mann met Kejriwal in New Delhi. This comes after the Aam Aadmi Party’s resounding victory, winning 92 seats out of the 117 seats, in the Punjab Assembly Elections.
The oath-taking ceremony would be held at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in Nawanshahr district. He claimed that the people of Punjab had defeated the arrogant people and blessed the Aam Aadmi Party.