Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took a potshot at Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who was announced as the party candidate from Bhadaur (SC) seat. Kejriwal repeated his earlier statement saying that Channi was losing from his traditional seat Chamkaur Sahib.
The AAP chief tweeted in Hindi, “I told you how our survey said that Channi ji was losing from Chamkaur Sahib. Today, the Congress announced that he will be contesting from two seats. This means the survey is correct?”
मैंने कहा था कि हमारे सर्वे के मुताबिक़ चन्नी जी चमकौर साहिब से हार रहे हैं। आज कांग्रेस ने एलान किया है कि वो दो सीटों से चुनाव लड़ेंगे। इसका मतलब सर्वे सच है?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 30, 2022
Channi has represented Chamkaur Sahib since 2007 and is the sitting MLA from here.
Punjab goes to the polls in a single phase on 20 February with the counting of votes scheduled for 10 March.
In 2017, the Congress had swept the polls under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh, who has no left the party to form his own political outfit, which will contest this year’s polls in alliance with the BJP.
Although the AAP had claimed it would win 100 seats in 2017, the Kejriwal-led party had only managed to win little more than 20 seats in the 117-seat Punjab assembly.