Punjab keeps faith in Bhagwant Mann, AAP's lead swells to 89 seats
Chandigarh: As the Aam Aadmi Party leads with 89 seats out of the 117 Assembly seats in Punjab, if the trend continues, the party will rule the state for the first time.
The AAP has seen phenomenal growth in their vote share and increases in seats. The party, which was very new to state politics, had won 20 seats. The party managed to emerge as the single largest party in just five years.
Old players like Shiromani Akalidal, the BJP, and Congress are far behind in terms of leading the seat.
Meanwhile, political leaders have started commenting on the trend.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia has said that Punjab's people have chosen the Kejriwal model of governance. The Kejriwal model of development has been established at the national level, he said, and the victory of the party in Punjab is of "Aam Aadmi," he said.
AAP’s Punjab co-in charge, Raghav Chadha, said that Punjab has liked the Kejriwal-Bhagwant Mann pair, and he said other parties tried to defame AAP by calling Kejriwal a terrorist, but the public has proved that he is a "Shikshak-wadi."
It will be an "Uthta Punjab" and not an "Udta Punjab," he said, referring to the party’s performance in the Punjab Assembly election.
He said all the credit goes to the AAP workers, and they worked tirelessly without bothering about day or night, summer or winter, they continued to work for the party.
Congress leader Satej Patil said that they expected that the Congress would form the next government in Punjab. but did not get the required numbers. We will introspect what went wrong. In Goa, Congress holds a 16-17 seat majority. It will be the single largest party. We will seek support from others if the party fails to reach a majority, "he said.